Westborough World War II memorial scrapbook
- Westborough World War II memorial scrapbook
- Name on Item:
Compiled by Mrs. Daisy Parker
- Westborough Public Library
- Collection (local):
World War II Memorial Scrapbook, 1942-1948
World War, 1939-1945
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Rights status not evaluated.
No known restrictions on use.
- Notes (acquisition):
The Westborough World War II Memorial Scrapbook was donated to the Westborough Public Library in 2010 by the Westborough American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163.
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The Westborough World War II Memorial Scrapbook was compiled by Mrs. Daisy Parker whose sons, Reed and Roy, were killed by a German submarine torpedo that struck and sank their ship, the USS Jacob Jones, off the coast of Cape May, NJ on February 28, 1942. The Post 163 is named after the Parker Brothers. Mrs. Parker compiled the scrapbook of photographs and newspaper clippings of Westborough residents serving in the war. The town’s population in 1940 was 6,463, of which 790 men and women served. Eighteen of them were killed in action during World War II, 1941-1945. One of the names on the list in the scrapbook is Lt. Ray Fletcher. His remains were recently recovered on the island of Corsica and buried with full military honors in 2010. Westborough resident Lt. Joseph Nason, originally listed as missing in action and declared dead, was, in fact, a prisoner of war. He returned home, married, and wrote the book Horio, You Next Die which was published in 1987. The scrapbook is a valuable piece of Westborough history, chronicling the town’s participation in World War II.