Wednesday, November 23, 2016

PVT Norman W. Milbury

courtesy of Des Philippet
PVT Norman W. Milbury was born in Kingston, New Hampshire in 1907. He was the 2nd of 9 children of William Burpee and Edith Clark (Burpee) Milbury. His father had been born in Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada. His father supported the family by farming. Norman completed high school and worked in various manufacturing jobs. In December 1931, Norman married Edith E. Clements. They would have a son and a daughter. In 1942, Norman and Edith were living at 35 Summer Street in Athol, Massachusetts.

Norman was drafted in March 1944. Immediately after his initial training he was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 27 Oct 1944. PVT Milbury was killed in action on 23 Nov 1944. 

PVT Milbury rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.

Brother, Theodore Milbury, was a Seabee during the war.

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