Francesco, Alfred J. (Died on 31 May 1918)
appeared in Wilmette Memorial Volume 2, 29 May 1995, p. 8

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Biographical Information Wilmette Resident Died in Military Service World War I

Alfred J. Francesco
U.S. Army, 149th Field Artillery, 1th Infantry, 1st Division

Alfred J. Francesco was the first Wilmette boy to be killed in the World War. He was wounded early in May, but returned shortly to duty and was killed in action late in May 1918.

He was born in Italy in 1897 and came to this country when a young boy, leaving his mother in Italy. He worked in a garage in Wilmette and made his home with the family of Ira W. Sipes, 518 Park Av., Wilmette.

He volunteered in May 1917, hoping to be sent to Italy, and so be able to find his mother.

Honor Roll in World War, Wilmette, Illinois (4 volumes.) at the Wilmette Historical Society
Memorial plaque, Trinity United Methodist Church

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29 May 1995
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31 May 1918
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Francesco, Alfred J. (Died on 31 May 1918)