Reg. Sergt. Maj., Inf., Hdqrs. Co., 81st Div., 161st Brigade; of Pasquotank County; son of Jas. C. and Mrs. Gertrude Wilson. Entered service Sept. 18, 1918, at Elizabeth City, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, transferred to Camp Sevier, transferred to Camp Upton. Sailed for France July 31, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. October, 1917; to Reg. Sergt. Maj. January, 1918. Fought at Meuse-Argonne, Vosges Mtns. Mustered out at Camp Jackson June, 1919.