Lafayette Alonzo SHERBURNE


SHERBURNE, Lafayette Alonzo

Service Number: 312
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Piercetown, United States of America, 1885
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tram Conductor
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 1 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 312, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 312, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 312, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
1 Jan 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 4th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1915: Involvement SN 312, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Address at the time of enlistment was 20 Parnell Place, Newcastle, NSW

Son of L.D.  and Isa B. Sherburne of 201 Main Street, Warsaw, USA. Next of kin later changed to his sister Sylvia S. Hammond of Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal