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 Center, 4th Regiment, 14th Battalion, Company A
Born to Edward M. Sr. (1878-1951) and Mary E. Dunne Wilson (1882-1956). Three sisters, Martha E. Wilson Zahn (1902-1996), Ruth Wilson Browne (1907-1976), and Lois Wilson Boyce (1913-1980). One brother, Robert (1906-1966). His cousin, PFC Donald Carroll Browne, USMC, was killed during the Korean War in 1952.
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.
From The Norwalk Hour February 27, 1945
HOLD MILITARY RITES FOR PFC E.N. WILSON
Funeral services for PFC Edward N. Wilson, who died at the Station Hospital, Camp Gordon, George on February 21 following injuries sustained in a maneuvring accident, were largely attended this morning at 8:30 in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, and at 9 o’clock at St. Thoma the Apostle Church where a solemn requiem mass was said with Rev. Francis Fenton as celebrant, Rev. Joseph McCarthy, deacon, and Rev. Henry Flanagan, sub-deacon. At the offertory, Miss Mary Heaphy sang “O Meritum Passiounus”, at the conclusion of the mass, “America:”, and at the recessional, “Taps” The bearers were Fred Pote, Glen Peck, Salvatore Mola, William Drenswoky, Ernest Kosmecki, and Earl Brundage. The Firing Squad from the Connecticut State Guard was in charge of Corporal Harold O’Donnell, who was Privates White, Nelson, Hertz, Hughes, Whittimore, and O’Reilly. The buglers were Harold Havens of the American Legion and Angelo Sagfferi of the Connecticut State Guard. Interment took place in Riverside Cemetery where committal services were conducted by Father Flanagan.
Buried in Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 20. Photo by webmaster.