William Melvin Payne
Born 29 October 1892, North Carolina
Died 27 October 1918
Prior to joining the war, he was employed as a farm hand. He died of disease during World War I. He was born in North Carolina. He died at the age of 24.
Private First Class
323rd M.G. Battalion, 83rd Division
PFC Payne is buried at Laws Chapel Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee.