Christopher Cottrell Acklin left home for training camp at Camp Shelby, MS, August 5, 1918, where he was assigned to Battery A, 139th Field Artillery, 38th Division. He sailed with his unit from New York on October 5, 1918, but died of pneumonia at Hartley College Hospital October 26 on reaching Manchester, England. He was initially buried at the Southern Cemetery, England, American Plot and returned to the US in 1920.

Buried at Knoxville National Cemetery.

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