July 25, 1923 (Norwalk, CT) – October 30, 1944; 21 years old
Last local address: Strawberry Hill Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted July 1, 1942
Service number: 2073902
USS RENSHAW (DD-499)
MIA (at sea)
Alfred was declared “Missing In Action” in the “Line Of Duty” of a non-battle related incident during the war. October 31, 1944 report from the USS Renshaw indicates Seaman Avery fell overboard on October 30.
From The Norwalk Hour November 4, 1944
Alfred Francis Avery, MM1C, U.S. Navy, son of Mrs. Ella Avery of Strawberry Hill Avenue, is missing in action in the Pacific area, according to a telegram received from the War Department. MM1C Avery entered the service in July 1942, and a month ago, was home on a 12-day leave, after having been in the South Pacific for 21 months. He had been at Bougainville, Saipan, Guam, and many other major Pacific battle points. MM1C Avery has two sister: Mrs. Mildred Connolly of Strawberry Hill Avenue and Mrs. Alfred Mills of Lockwood Lane; and two brother: Homer Avery of Chapel Street and Clifford Avery of Connecticut Avenue.
Memorialized at the Sea Tablets of the Missing, Courts of the Missing, Court 5, Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Hawaii
Memorial marker at Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.