1916 or 1917 – April 7, 1945; 28 or 29 years old
Last local address: Westport Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted September 11, 1940
Service number: 11019651
Unit: 63rd Infantry Division, 253rd Infantry Regiment, C Company
Born to Edward (?-?) and Annie Crowley Lockwood (1891-1923). One brother, Harry (1911-1994), and one sister Lillian (?-1945). SSG Lockwood lived in the Fairfield County Temporary Home for Children during the 1930 census.
Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal.
From The Norwalk Hour April 24, 1945
Staff Sergeant Edward Lockwood of this city was killed in action in Germany on April 7 according to a War Department telegram received last night by his brother, Harry Lockwood of 18 Academy Street, his only survivor. Staff Sergeant Lockwood, who enlisted about six years ago, was formerly employed by the Hat Corporation of America. Funeral services for his sister, Miss Lillian Lockwood, who died last week, took place yesterday in Willimantic.
From The Norwalk Hour November 12, 1945
Harry Lockwood of Stuart Avenue, Norwalk, received the Bronze Star Medal for his late brother, Staff Sergeant Edward Lockwood.
Citation to accompany the award of the Bronze Star Medal
HEADQUARTERS 63RD INFANTRY DIVISION; GENERAL ORDER NUMBER 380 DATED 16 JULY 1945. By direction of the President, the First Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star Medal is awarded by the Commanding General to EDWARD LOCKWOOD, 11019651, Staff Sergeant, Infantry, Company C, 253rd Infantry Regiment, for heroic achievement in action on April 8, 1945, in the vicinity of Kressbach, Germany. Sergeant Lockwood, acting as a platoon sergeant, skillfully aided his platoon leader in evacuating his men who were under direct fire by the enemy. During this action, Sergeant Lockwood was killed. The outstanding courage of Sergeant Lockwood, under hazardous conditions, is in keeping with the fine traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Staff Sergeant Lockwood is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, Avenue de, Rue de Fayetteville, 57500, St. Avold, France; Plot K, Row 28, Grave 3. Picture provided by Joseph Alotto, Assistant Superintendent, Lorraine American Cemetery.