PRIVATE FIRST CLASS EDWARD NORMAN WILSON JR.; U.S. ARMY

September 4, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – February 21, 1945; 27 years old
Married to Marion
Last local address: 11 Fitch Street, East Norwalk
Enlisted January 2, 1943
Service number: 31277720
Unit: Infantry Replacement Training Center, 4th Regiment, 14th Battalion, Company A

Born to Edward M. Sr. (1878-1951) and Mary E. Dunne Wilson (1882-1956). Three sisters, Martha Wilson Zahn (1903-?), Ruth Wilson Browne (1907-?), and Lois Wilson Boyce (1913-1980). One brother, Robert (1906-1966).


Died at Camp Gordon, Georgia from injuries sustained during training.


From The Norwalk Hour February 23, 1945

PFC Edward N. Wilson of 11 Fitch Street, died at the Station Hospital at Camp Gordon, Georgia, on Wednesday following injuries sustained in a maneuvering accident. Private First Class Wilson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marion Wilson, his father, and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilson, three sisters, Mrs. Lois Boyce, Mrs. Martha Zahn, and Mrs. Ruth Browne; one brother, Robert Wilson III of this city. Before entering the service, PFC Wilson was employed at the Segal Lock Company for several years. Funeral arrangements in charge of the A.J. Collins Company will be announced later.

His cousin, PFC Donald Carroll Browne, USMC, was killed during the Korean War in 1952.


Buried in Riverside Cemetery, 85 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT; Section 20. Photo by webmaster.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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