Unknown DOB – December 23, 1944; 23 years old
Last local address: 6 Hamilton Avenue, South Norwalk
Enlisted in August 1939
Unit: 28th Infantry Division [Keystone Division or Bucket of Blood Division]

Possibly born with a different first name. Born to an unknown father and Olive Evelyn Smallwood Taylor Lewis (1903-1955) [born in England]. Three stepbrothers, Harry C. Lewis (1923-1988), Charles W. Lewis (1928-1991), and Rogers L. Lewis (1932-1985). Two stepsisters, Kathleen R. Lewis Corello (1926-1974) and Sandra C. Lewis Tyler (1935-2002).

Little else can be found except for these newspaper articles.

From The Norwalk Hour January 22, 1945

Word has been received by Mrs. Olive Lewis of 12 Reynolds Street of the death of her son, Sergeant Edward “Sonny” Taylor, in action in Germany on December 23. A member of the 28th Division, First Army, Sergeant Taylor had seen action in France and Belgium. The 28th, which has been called the famous “Keystone Division” or the “Bucket of Blood Division”, has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the German area. Sergeant Taylor entered the service in August 1939 and received his training at Camp Ayers and Camp Edwards in Massachusetts. Originally attached to the Quartermaster Corps, he was sent to Iceland in January 1942 and remained there for two years. One year ago, he requested and received a transfer to the infantry and was sent to England. He attended Darien schools and was employed as a tree surgeon in Rowayton before entering the service. Besides his mother, Sergeant Taylor leaves a brother, Harry Lewis, who is stationed in Holland. A requiem mass for the repose of his soul will be celebrated at St. Paul’s Church on the Green on Saturday morning, February 3, at 8 o’clock, by the Reverend Sewall Emerson, rector.

Pictured above is Sgt Edward Taylor, son of Mrs. Olive Lewis of 12 Reynolds Street, who was killed in action in Germany on December 23. A member of the famous “Keystone Division” of the First Army, Sgt Taylor has seen action in France and Belgium. He had been in the service since 1939 and was stationed in Iceland for nearly two years before being sent to Europe.

Sergeant Taylor’s interment location has never been found.

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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