Name:Edgar Francis OxnerRank:SergeantService No.: 33600335Service: United States ArmyUnit: 45th Reconnaissance Troop,45th Infantry Division (The Thunderbird Division)Date of Birth:June 21, 1909Place of Birth:Lunenburg, NSDate of Enlistment: April 13, 1943Place of Enlistment:Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PennsylvaniaAge at Enlistment:33Address at Enlistment:34 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaNext of Kin: Mr Charles A Oxner (Father)Trade:SalesmanReligion:Protestant / Church of EnglandDate of Death:September 22, 1944Age at Death:35Cemetery:Epinal American Cemetery, Dinozé, FranceGrave: Plot A, Row 6, Grave 63Born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Edgar was the son of Charles Albert Oxner (1877-1950) and Ina Jane (Frizell) Oxner (1874-1948). He was the brother of Lorna T., Merril G., and Vida C. Oxner. He was married to Edna Swanland (1915-1957) and was the father of a son, Edgar, and a daughter Vida Jane.He went to school at the Lunenburg Academy. In 1928 he moved to Boston and later to Pennsylvania, where he was employed as an engineer in the Supplee Ice-cream Company (Sealtest Ice Cream’s predecessor) until his enlistment.At the age of 27, he applied for US citizenship April 14, 1937, and was living at Barton Avenue in Essington, Pennsylvania, Edgar enlisted in Pennsylvania on April 13, 1943 and completed basic training in Mississippi. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant while serving in Mississippi. His Division went overseas to Africa in December of 1943 and later moved to Sicily, Italy, and France Sergeant Oxner was killed in action, the result of artillery shell fragments, on September 22, 1944.