9 September 1918 : Sgt John Kennedy Lasher Jr

John Lasher jr was born 3 May 1893, Yonkers, Westchester, New York

Yonkers, New York in the US (cc OpenStreetMap)

John was the son of civil engineer and a graduate (1916) of the Law School at Columbia College, New York.

At the time of enlistment he was a candidate for Plattsburg Town Council and was living at 396 Pallisade Avenue, Yonkers, NY. 

396 Pallisade Avenue, New York (C) Street Capture August 2016 Google Street View (2021)

John was severely wounded in action in the Vesle Sector in early September 1918 and died of these injuries in hospital near Paris on 9 September.

American Cemetery and Memorial in Suresnes by Moonik (CC SA 2.0)

John is now buried in Suresnes American Cemetery, France (Plot B, Row 5, Grave 35).

Sgt John Kennedy Lasher Jr, 302nd Engineer Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, US Army.

9 September 1918 died of his wounds

Research by David O'Mara