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Alfred W Jestings (1918 - 1945)

Alfred W Jestings
Born in East Machias, Maine, United Statesmap
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Died in Okinawa-ken, Japanmap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Mar 2011
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Biography

Albert was born in 1918. He was the son of Earl Jestings and Julia Gardner.

He died in 1945.

Pfc Albert Jestings was killed in action on Okinawa, April 28th [1945]. Pfc. Jestings entered the Army about five years ago and had served overseas two years before being wounded in action on Saipan, June 24th, 1944. He was home on furlough last winter before going overseas again.

Memorial Services Pfc. A. W. Jestings Of Presque Isle

PRESQUE ISLE, June 11, [1945] -- Memorial services will be held at the Baptist church in Presque Isle at 2 p.m., Wednesday for Pfc. Alfred W. Jestings, killed in action on Okinawa. Pfc. Jestings was born in East Machias, Dec. 31,1918, and was educated in the schools of Presque Isle and Washburn, graduating from Washburn high school in 1938.

He was employed farming with his father and he entered the service in March 1941. He received training at Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Camp Blanding, Fla, He went overseas Jan. 1942 and served two years before being wounded in action on Saipan.

He was home on furlough for 30 days in Dec. 1944, after serving 34 months overseas, and returned in Jan. 1945.

He is survived by his father, Earl Jestings, his stepmother, Mrs. Earl Jestings, and two sisters, Miss Irma Jestings of Portland, Me., and Mrs. Donald Britton of Presque Isle.

Sources


  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF87-36M : accessed 2 June 2019), Alfred W Jestings in household of Earl Jestings, East MacHias, Washington, Maine, United States; citing ED 168, sheet 10A, line 1, family 209, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 650; FHL microfilm 1,820,650.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM82-S5S : accessed 2 June 2019), Alfred W Jestings in household of Earl Jestings, Washburn, Aroostook, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 81, sheet 13B, line 76, family 266, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 829; FHL microfilm 2,340,564.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMMS-QXS : 15 March 2018), Alfred W Jestings in household of Earl Jestings, Fort Fairfield Town, Aroostook, Maine, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 2-30B, sheet 11B, line 47, family 236, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1471.
  • "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K85P-8Y4 : 5 December 2014), Alfred W Jestings, enlisted 20 Mar 1941, Portland, Maine, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  • "Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKXM-79X5 : 16 March 2018), Alfred W Jestings, ; citing Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States, Cemetery Fairmount, Maine State Library, Augusta; FHL microfilm 2,148,879.


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