1st Class Private, 113th F. A., Btry. C, 30th Div. Born in Durham County; son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Cates. Husband of Mrs. Elizabeth Eaton Cates. Entered service at Durham, N.C., Sept. 19, 1917. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 8, 1918. Fought at St. Mihiel, Argonne, Woevre, Toul. Returned to USA March 18, 1919; landed at Newport News, Va. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 28, 1919.

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