Yeoman 2nd Class (Navy). Born in Guilford County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Kirkman. Entered the service June 13, 1917, at Raleigh, N.C. Was sent to Newport, R. I. Transferred to U. S. S. Oklahoma. Was also on the U. S. S. Mercury. Made fifteen trips across. Mustered out in New York Sept. 24, 1919.