Sergeant David French enlisted in the Second Tennessee Infantry at Knoxville in June 1917. After arrival at Camp Sevier, SC, he was transferred to the 120th Infantry with which he trained until his departure overseas May 11, 1918. Went through all fighting of his regiment up to the last day, October 19, 1918, when he was fatally wounded. He died from his wounds November 2.
He was born in Knox County. He died at the age of 24 and is buried at A,3,11, Somme American Cemetery, Bony, France.