Alfred Henry Washburn was born about June 1894 in Bangor, Maine and was in the U. S. Army at Brownsville, Texas before the war began.
He enlisted in December 1913 and served the U.S. Army, 2nd Field Signal Battalion, Co B, 1st Division during World War I. He fought in Montdidier-Noyon, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and received military honors.
Upon returning from the Great War, he could not work because he was disabled. Alfred died July 1927 Bangor, Maine, from the eventual effects of gas inhalation while receiving lung treatment at the Bangor Sanatorium. He is remembered here by his grandson, a Maine resident.