Corporal, US Army; Company G, 328th Infantry, 82d Division
Born: 13 December 1887, Fentress County, Tenn.
Died: 2 September 1964, Nashville, Tenn.
Citation: After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties [near Chatel-Chehery, France, 8 October 1918] and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command. Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon. In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.