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Bugler (Navy); of New Hanover County; son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. McGowan. Entered service Dec. 11, 1917, at Wilmington, N.C. Sent to Cherrystone Island, Va. Transferred to Virginia Rifle Range, then to receiving ship at Norfolk, Va. Promoted to Bugler Aug. 10, 1918. On U. S. S. Supply Ship from August, 1918, to July, 1919. On U. S. S. Columbia from July, 1919 to August, 1919. Served on supply ship, went to Cuba and Jamaica. Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 28, 1919.