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army officer.

Durward Saunders Wilson, American army officer.

Background

Wilson, Durward Saunders was born on July 2, 1886 in Greenville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Walter Brown and Brittania Newberry (Saunders) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1910. Graduate Advanced Course. Fort Benning, Georgia, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1927, Army War College, 1932, Naval War College, 1933.

Career

Charles Austin Kengla, United States Army), Durward Saunders, Junior Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1910, advanced through ranks to major general, 1942. Post ordnance, finance, exchange officer, Forts McKinley and Mills, Corregidor, P.I., 1914-1917. At Camp Forrest, Georgia, Camp Wadsworth, South Carolina., commanding 1st Replacement Batn., Camp Lee, Virginia, 1917-1918.

Camp Executive officer Camp Lee, 1918-1920. Served as commander, 2d Batn., 57th Infantry, assistant G-3, Philippine Department, acting G-2 and G-4, Philippine Division, 1920-1923. Instr Mississippi National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi, 1923-1925.

Instructor, Infantry School, Fort Benning, 1927-1931. Post exchange officer, Fort Meade, Maryland., 1933-1934. Executive officer, 16th Brig. and Washington Provisional Brig., 1934-1938.

Chief, 3d Section, Academy Department, Infantry School, 1938-1940. Commanding general, 21st Infantry Brig., 1940-1941. Commanding general, 24th Infantry Division, Hawaii, October 1, 1941-May 1942.

Commanding 6th Motorized Division, September-November, 1942. Commanding IRTC Camp Croft, South Carolina., November, 1942-May, 1944. Commanding S.E. Sector, E.D.C., 1944-1945.

Retired 1946. Address: Arlington, Virginia *.

Connections

Married Olive Moye Morrill, December 27, 1910. Children: Olive (wife of Colonel.

father:
Walter Brown Wilson

mother:
Brittania Newberry (Saunders) Wilson

spouse:
Olive Moye Morrill

child:
Olive (wife of Col Wilson