Lester Gardner was bornin 1915 in Tennessee, the son of Albert F. Gardner and Carrie P. Sweet. He was survived by several siblings; Mildred E. Gardner, Ruby B. Gardner, Kyle H. Gardner, Lucile E. Gardner, Margaret C. Gardner and Melba L. Gardner. Pvt. Gardner enlisted on May 6, 1942, in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Memorialized at Cambridge American Cemetery in Cambridge, England

The Knoxvilel News-Sentinel, August 20, 1944
Pvt. Lester G. Gardner, who was reported missing in action in the European area since April 28, was killed on that date, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Gardner of Wilson Road, Route 1, have been officially notified. Pvt. Gardner had been in service 28 months and overseas two years. He was a shore regiment engineer and had been stationed in several different countries since entering the service.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of death: 28 April 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 531st Engineer Shore Regiment
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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