More than 189,000 Massachusetts men and women served in the U.S. armed forces in World War I, some
serving with the allies.
Massachusetts paid a steep price with the death of 5,775 of it sons
and daughters who died in service.
The history of the World War I monument in Vinal Square is described here (a Historical Commission website
A list of those who served and those who died is included in the Welcome Home Celebration program.
The history of the Quessy Monument in West Cholmsford is described here
(a Historical Commission website feature).
This the interment service for George Quessy at
West Chelmsford Cemetery (photo courtesy of Thomas Collins):