Alfred Anthony KinghamSergeant36567860553rd Pontoon (Heavy) Engineer Battalion, US ArmyJune 13, 1922Halifax, Nova ScotiaFebruary 12, 1943Michigan20SingleRoman CatholicMary Florence Kingham (Mother) Michigan, USSeptember 12, 194422White Chapel Memorial Cemetery,Troy, Oakland Co., MichiganAlfred 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.