Paul Clarence Alexander (1896-?)

by Willasia Williams

Paul Clarence Alexander was born April 4, 1896 to Maggie J. Alexander and Robert S. Alexander in Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina.

Paul Alexander attended public school before furthering his education at A & T College, and Biddle University prior to the Army. He didn’t obtain any degrees. Paul Alexander worked as a chauffeur before the army and after.

Alexander enlisted in the Army on June 29, 1917 in Norfolk, VA as in private for Infantry in the Company 84, 7th Group M.G.T.C. He received training at U.S Training Dept. Tallahassee, FL and Camp Hancock, GA M.G.T.C Co. 84, 7th Group. Paul Alexander was promoted from Corporal to 1st Sergeant and was discharged as a 1st Sergeant . No record of his death was found.