My name is Bob Fernald Jr.
My dad was Robert,
and my grandparents were Lloyd and Helen.
My great grandparents were Clifford and Amber.
Charles was Lloyd's brother.
Charles is listed in an article from the Portland Press Herald dated March 31, 1949
6 Maine War Heroes bodies being returned - on US Army transport Sgt Jack J Pendleton to regional distribution center by American Graves Registration service....Sgt. Charles E Fernald, army, (son of) Amber M. Fernald, 36 Wadsworth Street Thomaston;...
Portland Press Herald, Portland, ME,
dated Tuesday May 3 1949
Charles E. Fernald
Thomaston, May 2.-Commital services for Charles E. Fernald, who was killed Feb. 13, 1945, on Luzon, will be held at 3 30 p. m. Sunday at the West Rockport Cemetery. the Rev, Charles A. MacDonald officiating. Military arrangements will be carried out by William Brazier, Post, AL, Thomaston.
He was born in Rockland May 9. 1920, son of Clifford F. and Amber M. Fernald. he attended the public schools in Rockland, Thomaston and Waterbury Vermont Trade School. He was employed at the Lamson Machine Company for some time.
Nov. 15. 1942, he enlisted in the cavalry at Rutland, VT.; served at Fort Devens, Mass; Fort Riley, Kan; Fort Bliss, Tex; and then went overseas. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
He is survived by his parents, who now reside at Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. Marion Leonard,Rockville, five brothers, LLoyd of Groton, Conn. Everett of Belfast, And Wyvern, Arnold and Phillip of Thomaston.
Fernald, Charles E
From burial stone - H TROOP 5th CAL 1st DIV - He gave his life for the service of his country
From NARA World War II Casualties - Fernald Charles E. 11085620 SGT DOW
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER11085620
NAMEFERNALD CHARLES E
RESIDENCE: STATE 12 MAINE
RESIDENCE: COUNTY 013 KNOX
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT1665RUTLAND VERMONT
DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 12
DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 11
DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR42
GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVTPrivate
GRADE: CODE # 8 Private
BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATIONCAV Cavalry
BRANCH: CODE93 Cavalry
FIELD USE AS DESIRED #
TERM OF ENLISTMENT5Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL0Civil Life
YEAR OF BIRTH 24
RACE AND CITIZENSHIP1White, citizen
EDUCATION33 years of high school
CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 475MACHINIST* or RAILWAY MECHANIC, GENERAL or ENGINE SPECIALIST (MACHINIST, AUTOMOBILE)
MARITAL STATUS6Single, without dependents
COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10
FILM REEL NUMBER 1.59#
Charles E Fernald
Cemetery Name: Any private cemetery in Maine
Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Army
Service Number: 11085620