Many Westwood residents served in the armed forces during World War I. Three of these men made the ultimate sacrifice. One is:
Ralph W. Lester
(U. S. Army)
Died 1918.-286 Fairview Avenue-
building gone as of 2008
The Ralph W. Lester VFW Post No. 130 is named for this Westwood resident who was killed in action in September of 1918 when a shell burst near him. His body was never found.
Mr. Westwood has located the graves of the remaining two Westwood World War I servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice. They are buried in Westwood Cemetery. They are:
Clarence M. Staples
Born 1900, died 1919.
John A. Wiget
(U. S. Navy)
Born 1895, died 1919.