Thomas Dwyer Adcock enlisted in Company G, Second Tennessee Infantry, from which he was transferred to Company C, 120th Infantry at Camp Sevier, SC. He rose to the rank of sergeant. After arrival overseas, he went through the fighting in Belgium in the Ypres sector, but lost his life in action the first day of the attack on the Hindenburg Line, September 29, 1918.
Prior to the war, he was employed by Southern Railway as a machinist. He is buried at Somme American Cemetery and Memorial, Somme, Picardie, France