William Marshall Wilds was born on September 15, 1912 to Horace and Anna MacNannee Wilds who lived in West Chester, Pennsylvania. William was one of five children. His father was a fireman on a steamboat. The family moved to Philadelphia around 1925, where William worked for the CH Wheeler Manufacturing Company. William later moved back to West Chester in 1940.
William entered service in the Army on January 15, 1943.
Private William Marshall Wilds died non battle on August 31, 1944, at Barrockfore, Indiana.