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WWI Memorial Sgt. Ralph Lester - Westwood

WWI Memorial Sgt. Ralph Lester - Westwoodzoom
Veterans Memorial Park, Washington Avenue & Madison Avenue

This is one of two WWI monuments in Westwood, NJ.

This WWI memorial consists of a small rectangular plaza dedicated to the memory of Westwood resident, Sgt. Ralph W. Lester.  It includes an interpretive panel flanked by two low concrete benches positioned around a VFW logo floor tile.

Sgt. Lester enlisted in June 1917 & left for France in May 1918.  He was killed by an nearby exploding shell in the battle of Ronssoy, France.  His body was never found. 

Photos courtesy of:  Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database


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