PVT Sidney Thomas Norfleet was born in September 1887 in Nansemond County, Virginia one of eight children of John Thomas and Julia Amascus (Pierce) Norfleet. His father was a farmer near Chuckatuck, Virginia.
Sidney was working as a ship fitter in Norfolk, Virginia when he entered the service and was assigned to E Company 116th Infantry. PVT Norfleet was killed in action on 21 Oct 1918.
His body was repatriated and he was buried in Bethelem Christian Church Cemetery in Suffolk, Virginia with many other family members.
His father served as a PVT in E Company 6th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War.