Black Hawk County

Pvt. Edward M. Mulgrew




Infantrymen, Combat Pilot
Die in France

Flier William Jorgenson, Harold Farr,
Edward Mulgrew Are Victims.

Three Waterloo men in the armed forces – Second Lt. William Jorgenson, Jr., 21, a fighter pilot; Pfc. Harold Farr, 36, infantryman; and Pvt. Edward M. Mulgrew, 35 of the infantry – were added Saturday to the list of those killed in action on the French and German front.

[Page 21] Wounds Are Fatal.

Private Mulgrew reported seriously wounded Oct. 5 in Germany, died the following day in France, according to a war department telegram received Saturday by his wife, 746 Rhey street.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7 a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic church, with Rev. Fr. N. J. Lentz, pastor, officiating.

Private Mulgrew, father of six children, volunteers on Feb. 24, 1944, received his training at Camp Fannin, Tex., and went overseas in August, 1944.

Before entering service he was employed as a warehouseman for Gamble-Robinson Co.

Born Sept. 25, 1909, in Dubuque, Ia., son of Edward and Hannah Dunkley Mulgrew, he married Bernita Buhman July 20, 1931, in Dyersville, Ia. The couple resided there until 1934, when they moved to Waterloo.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are four daughter, Marilyn, 11, Beverly, 9, Karen Kay, 2, and Janet, 13 months, and two sons, Edward, 8, and Richard, 4.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, November 05, 1944, Section Two, Pages 19 & 21 (photo included)

Pvt. Mulgrew served with the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division and is buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Sources:; fieldsofhonor data base