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Alfred Anthony Kingham
Alfred Anthony Kingham Sergeant 36567860 553rd Pontoon (Heavy) Engineer Battalion, US Army June 13, 1922 Halifax, Nova Scotia February 12, 1943 Michigan 20 Single Roman Catholic Mary Florence Kingham (Mother) Michigan, US September 12, 1944 22 White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Oakland Co., Michigan Alfred Anthony Kingham was the son of Harry Joseph (1887-1939) and Mary Florence (MacDonald) Kingham (1900-1975). His father was born in Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, US, the son of British immigrants. Alfred’s mother was born in Port Hood Mines, Inverness, NS. He had two brothers, Elmer Lafayette (1923-2017) and Ronald Harry (1925-2001). Born in Nova Scotia, Alfred grew up with his family in Michigan. Enlisting February 12, 1943, Alfred served with the 553rd Pontoon (Heavy) Engineer Battalion. In September 1944, during the Lorraine Campaign (Sept 1 – Dec 18, 1944) the American Third Army in France mounted a drive to bridge the Moselle River at Dieulouard, France, and cut the German forces in two. Alfred Anthony Kingham was killed in Dieulouard, while building a pontoon bridge across the Moselle. His body was returned to the United States and interred at the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Troy, Michigan.
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