Leslie A. Himes
Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: September 5, 1944, Medical New Guinea
The News, September 18, 1944
SERGT. MAJOR LESLIE A. HIMES, formerly of Knoxville, a
veteran with 23 years service in the U. S. Marine Corps, died on
September 5, presumably in New Guinea. He was 42 years of age.
A sister by adoption, Miss Elizabeth Everhart, of Brunswick, has
been formally notified by the War Department of his death. The
telegram did not disclose the cause or circumstances of his death.
The War Department advised Miss Everhart that the body has been
temporarily interred in the locality where death occurred.
Wording of the telegram did not indicate that the Marine veteran
died of wounds or that he was killed in action. He was the son of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Himes of Knoxville and has served
consecutive enlistments since 1921. He held the highest
noncommissioned rank in the Marine Corps.
Relatives said Sunday that they had no knowledge that Sergt. Major
Himes had been ill. When last heard from he was in New Guinea. Miss
Everhart was preparing a Christmas package for him when advised of