Sergt., C. A. C., Battery E, 61st Reg. Born in Davidson County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ayers. Entered the service at Statesville, N.C., July 26, 1911. Was sent to camp in Columbus, Ohio, and from there to Ft. Varrancas, Fla. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va. Sailed for France September, 1918. Returned to USA March 8, 1919. Served on the Mexican border, 1916, at Del Rio, Texas. Mustered into the Reserves.