Private First Class Lawrence Joseph Shafer [Lorne J.]

Private First Class Lawrence Joseph Shafer [Lorne J.] was born on October 13, 1893 in Waverly, IA and died March 7, 1921 in Waverly, IA.

Lawrence Joseph Shafer [Lorne J.] entered the United States Army on March 24, 1918, in Beltrami, MN, served during the World War I era and reached the rank of Private First Class before being discharged on June 30, 1919 in Camp Dodge, IA.

Lawrence Joseph Shafer [Lorne J.] is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.984' N 92° 28.188' W

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Born in Waverly Ia. Oct. 13, 1893 lived with his mother as the head of the family. After his father’s death. supporting an envalid sister as well as two other sisters. He spent his vacations with an older sister at Tenstrike. Minn. from here he enlisted in the World War. on March 24 1918. He was sent to Camo Grant Ill. June 8, 1918 sailed from NY June 15, 1918 as a member of Co. B. 32 [a]nd Eng. Returned broken in health. June 1919. and discharged June 30, 1919 at Camp Dodge Ia. returning to the pines of Minnesota to overcome complications caused from army service his health gradually failing he came back to Wavery Ia. March 6 1921 death occuring while on the operating table during an operation revealing abdominal cancer. He was survived b his widowed mother on brother Carl, and sisters Bessie Mrs. Pearl Bryant. Mrs Clara Ruth (Mrs Body Kelsey). His father having preceded him in death in 1901