2nd Lt., Cavalry, Troop A, N.C. N. G., Machine Gun Replacement; of Catawba County; son of W. B. and Elizabeth M. Councill. Entered service June 25, 1916, at Lincolnton, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C. Transferred to Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, then to Anabra, New Mexico, back to Ft. Bliss. Promoted to rank of Corpl., Jan., 1918. Went to Training Camp, Ft. Oglethorpe. Promoted to 2nd Lt. at Camp Hancock, Ga. Went to Camp Devins as Private. From Devins, to Hancock, Ga., 2nd Lt. of Machine Gun. Mustered out at Camp Hancock, Ga., Dec. 16, 1919.