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Edward George Wilson
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Name: Edward George Wilson Rank: Private Service Number: 31249177 Service: 197th Field Artillery Battalion, US Army Awards: Purple Heart Date of Birth: October 8, 1911 Place of Birth: Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: November 25, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Massachusetts Address at Enlistment: New Haven Co., Connecticut Age at Enlistment: 31 Date of Death: September 19, 1944 Age: 32 Cemetery: Wildwood Cemetery, Seabrook, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire Grave: Section 8, Plot 1 Edward George Wilson was the son of Frederick (Fred) C. Wilson (b. 1882) and Susan Theresa (Colford) Wilson (1879-1912) of McAdam, New Brunswick. His father was born in Calais, Maine. His mother was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Edward had three sisters Mary Stella Wilson, Lena (Elina) Clara Wilson, and Lucy Wilson, and a brother, Walter Sweetland Wilson. Prior to moving to the US, Edward was living in McAdam, York Co., New Brunswick in 1935. He also lived in Nova Scotia prior to immigrating to the United States. Edward married Dorothy May Eaton (1915–2010) of Seabrook, New Hampshire, on March 9, 1940, in Maine. They lived on Beach Road in Salisbury, Essex Co., Mass., with Edward’s aunt, Mary E. Sweetland. Dorothy’s brother, William Charles Eaton (1919-1999), also served as a Private in the US Army in WWII. Edward and Dorothy had one son, Edward George Wilson II (1940-2001), born August 20, 1940. His son also had a son who he also named Edward George Wilson (1967-2011). Private Edward George Wilson was killed in action September 19, 1944, in Holland during Operation Market Garden fought from September 17 to 27 in the Netherlands. Edward Wilson was initially interred in Europe; however, his remains were repatriated, and he was re- interred in the United States at the Wildwood Cemetery in Seabrook, Rockingham County, New Hampshire in 1949.