SERGEANT PHILIP ADALARD BONENFANT; U.S. ARMY

February 3, 1912 (Saint-Philippe, Quebec, Canada) – November 8, 1991 (Norwalk, CT); 79 years oldMarried Mavis Reed (1917-2002) on March 2, 1935 in Groveton, NH; divorced in 1941Married Bertha Eleck (1912-2000) on August 4, 1945 in Norwalk, CTLast local address: 67 Cedar Crest Place, NorwalkEnlisted August 25, 1943Serial number 31338286Infantry unit, but exact unit ofContinue reading “SERGEANT PHILIP ADALARD BONENFANT; U.S. ARMY”

CORPORAL ALEXANDER ANDREW BELLUS; U.S. ARMY

April 23, 1917 (Norwalk, CT) – April 11, 1964 (Norwalk, CT); 46 years oldMarried to Sophia Premru (1916-2010) on May 31, 1947 in Norwalk, CTTwo sons, Gary and PeterLast local address: 333 Flax Hill Road, South NorwalkEnlisted January 19, 1942Serial number 310406325TH ARMORED DIVISION, 707TH TANK BATTALION, 707TH HEADQUARTERS COMPANY Held in German camp StalagContinue reading “CORPORAL ALEXANDER ANDREW BELLUS; U.S. ARMY”

NORWALK’S 45 RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM NAZI POW CAMPS

From The Norwalk Hour November 24, 1945 Red Cross War Prisoner Head Reports Her Task Completed Mrs. Douglas E. Nash Offers Resignation; Says 45 NorwalkersHeld By Nazis Now Home; Tells About Conditions In Pacific Of the 45 men in the armed services from Norwalk who were prisoners of war in Germany, all have returned homeContinue reading “NORWALK’S 45 RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM NAZI POW CAMPS”

MAJOR EVERETT WILFRED KING, U.S. ARMY

February 20, 1894 (Brooklyn, NY) – March 2, 1944 (Admiralty Islands); 50 years oldMarried to Frances Mercedes Schang (1897-1985) on March 4, 1922 in New York CitySon, Everett Lincoln (1925-2009), and a daughter Mary Elizabeth (1923-2005)Last local address Chestnut Hill AvenueServed in World War I & IIService Number O-1851075TH ARMY AIR FORCE FIGHTER COMMAND AwardedContinue reading “MAJOR EVERETT WILFRED KING, U.S. ARMY”

PRIVATE HENRY F. WILLIAMS

Unknown DOB – July 7, 1864 (unknown location); unknown ageCompany D, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery.Enlisted December 3, 1863.Wounded in the chest at Petersburg, VA on July 1, 1864.Died July 7, 1864 from those wounds.Also served in Company E, 12th Connecticut Regiment. Buried at City Point National Cemetery, Davis Street, Hopewell City, VA; plot 3172

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALBERT H. WILCOXSON

January 29, 1834 (unknown location) – March 6, 1865 (Tallahassee, FL); 31 years old17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July 16, 1862.Wounded and captured February 5, 1865 at Dunn’s Lake FL.Died March 6, 1865 at Tallahassee, FL. Buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER

1830 (Easton, CT)? – August 28, 1861 (Frederick, MD); 30 or 31 years oldMarried to Caroline E. Gilbert on August 12, 1852 in Danbury, CT.Company E, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July 9, 1861.Died August 28, 1861 of disease.Listed in the 1860 census at 30 years old, married to Caroline, occupation Carriage Maker. Buried at AntietamContinue reading “PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER”

PRIVATE FREDERICK F. WHEELER

1834? – September 30, 1864 (Hampton, VA); unknown ageMarried to Elizabeth A. Wheeler.Children David, Emma, Francis.Company K, 6th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 13, 1863.Died September 27, 1864 at Hampton Hospital of typhoid fever.Listed in the 1860 census at 25 years old, from CT and occupation as Mason.Burial information not found.

CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE

January ? 1843 (Breesport, NY) – July 4, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); 20 years oldCompany A, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 9, 1862.Promoted to Corporal June 4, 1863.Wounded July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.Died July 4, 1863. Contracted “traumatic tetanus” following amputation of right “thigh” leg. From The Norwalk Sentinel, June 5, 1886 William W. WestlakeContinue reading “CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE”