World War II Honor Roll

Gilmore Will

Staff Sgt U S Army
Infantry Attached to 104th Division

Entered the Service from: Maryland
Died: February 23, 1945 Cologne
Buried at:Unknown

The News, March 10, 1945
STAFF SGT. GILMOUR M. WILL, JR., of Brunswick and a native of Harrisonburg, Va., was killed in action in the battle for Cologne on February 23, his parents were advised Friday by the War Department.
Mr. and Mrs. Gilmour M. Will, Sr., 501 Brunswick street, Brunswick, said they received a letter from him dated February 22, in which he said he was in charge of a five man sniper hunting squad.
An infantryman, he was attached to the 104th Division, which led the attack on Cologne. Sgt. Will apparently died in the opening action of the attack on Cologne.
A graduate of Harrisonburg High School, Sgt. Will moved to Brunwick with his parents in 1939. Prior to entering service he was connected with restaurants in Washington and Richmond. He was 26 years of age.
He entered Army service on September 16, 1941 and went overseas nine months ago. He had been in Germany since last October.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Yeoman 3/c Raymond Will, U. S. N., and a sister, Mrs. Charles Shewbridge. Brunswick.