Wilbur Swaine

Wilbur Swaine was born in NJ on 4/25/1913. He was adopted as a small child, married Catherine Riordon and had a son, Albert. Wilbur lived with his family and in-laws at 200 Harding Avenue in Teaneck.

He worked in the Ford plant in Edgewater prior to his enlistment on 4/3/44. He served as a Private in the 26th Division, 101st Infantry and died of wounds on 12/6/44 which were incurred while fighting in France.

Private Swaine was awarded two Purple Hearts. This courageous soldier lies buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in East Farmingdale, New York.

From Albert J. Swaine, son of Wilbur Swaine:

The correct spelling of the name is SWAINE. my father always thought it was without the "E", but when we obtained a copy of his birth certificate, it contained the "E". He was adopted as a small child and had no family information.

He married Catherine Riordan of 200 Harding Avenue, Teaneck, NJ and our family resided at 454 Glenwood Avenue, Teaneck, N. J.

I was the only child of that marriage. My father worked at the Ford Plant in Edgewater, NJ, prior to his enlistment.

He was wounded in France and later died of his wounds in France. He received two Purple Heart and is registered in the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in New Windsor, NY.

WWII Scrapbook

  1. October 28, 1945


  1. 1940 United States Federal Census
  2. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  3. U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962

National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website

  1. War Department Files - PVT Wilbur Swaine

Find A Grave Website

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