HILL, Edgar W

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HILL, Edgar W

Servicenumber: 31269360

 

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Age: Not available
Born: 1925, New Hampshire
Hometown: Franklin, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
Family: Clarence D. Hill (father)
Eleanor A. Hill (mother)
Ellen M. Hill (brother)
Inez L. Hill (sister)
Rank: Private
Function: Medic
Regiment: 11th Infantry Regiment
Battalion: -
Division - Transport: 5th Infantry Division
Company Squadron: Medical Detachment
Unit - Group: -
Plane data: (Serialnumber, MACR, etc.) -
Date of death: 11 September 1944
Status: MIA
Place of death: In the vicinity of Dornot - Arnaville, France
Spot: Not available
Awards: Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Cross
Gravenumber: Tablets of the Missing
Cemetery: American War Cemetery Lorraine
Biography: -
Other information: Pvt Edgar W. Hill enlisted in Manchester, New Hampshire on 29 April 1943.

He worked in a automobile manufacturing company.

“On that date, the 11th Infantry Regiment, with which Private Hill was serving as a Medical Aid Man, was engaged in a fierce attack against the enemy near Dornot, France. Many soldiers fell wounded and Private Hill volunteered to go forward under the withering enemy fire to administer first aid. He courageously remained at his forward position under fire throughout the night, aiding the wounded. During a furious enemy counter-attack, he courageously made his way forward beyond the front lines to answer to a wounded soldier's call, ignoring the intense enemy fire. While Private Hill was administering aid to the wounded soldier both of them were killed by a burst of enemy automatic fire. “

Source of information: Leo Minne, www.abmc.gov, , www.archives.gov – WWII Enlistment Record, www.ancestry.com – 1930 - 1940 Census / U.S. Headstone and Interment Record, www.findagrave.com – Russ Pickett, A footsoldier for Patton / Michael C. Bilder James G. Bilder, The 5th Infantry division in the ETO, http://www.joedemadio.com/5th-infantry-division/
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