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Notes for Wilson MARSHALL

From the Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, Connecticut, April 30, 1918: Wilson Marshall, Jr., 21, son of Wilson Marshall of Marina Park and very well known in this city, was instantly killed in Salisbury Plain, England, in an accident according to a telegram from the War Department notifying the young man's father in New York yesterday afternoon. Other details of the boy's death, however, are lacking and the little information given out by the War Department was that he was dead and his body would not be sent to America at this time.
Young Marshall was a freshman at Yale when he enlisted in the aviation corps. He entered the army last August shortly after war was declared against Germany and went to Fort Worth, Texas, where he took a course in flying and was later commissioned a second lieutenant. In January he went to England with the 22d Aero Squadron, and reports from him of late had been highly gratifying. He kept his father informed as much as he could on his actions and every letter showed him in high spirits over the prospects. He had been under a course of intensive training in England with British aviators. The only information that anything had happened to him in the form of an accident was the death message yesterday afternoon. His father, who has offices in New York, was a well known sportsman and yachtsman. In 1905 he won the international yacht races with the "Atlantic".

From the Bridgeport Telegram, May 3, 1920: The body of Wilson Marshall Jr., formerly second lieutenant in the 22d Aero Squadron, was buried yesterday afternoon in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, beside that of his mother. He was killed in practice flight in England two years ago.

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