This Day in Norwood History- August 26

FIRST NORWOOD SOLDIER LOSES LIFE IN THE WAR NORWOOD

Pvt. Bert Birger Windahl

26 Aug 1918, Mon The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

The first soldier from Norwood to be killed in France or to lose his life in this war is Bert B. Windahl, private in Co I, 28th Infantry.

Mr Windahl’s wife and Rev Lars W. Gullstrom, rastor of the Lutheran Church, have been notified by the War Department that private Windahl was killed in battle Aug 10. He was 2S years old and was born in Sweden, and had lived in Norwood nine years. He was drafted last October and went to Camp Devens. He went across to France early in April.

March 16, 1918, shortly before he went to France, he married Miss Bannie N. this town. A memorial service will be held him next Sunday afternoon in Lutheran Church.

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