Kit, First Aid

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Description Model 1910 First Aid Packet Carrier: khaki canvas pouch with two brass closure snaps; cotton web sewn to back securing a wire hanger for attachment to web cartridge or pistol belt. Marked "Maj. Marden/2nd Wis". No First aid packet present.

Walter A. Marden was the son of Nathan Marden and was born in Chicester, NH circa 1870. He is first listed in the Oshkosh City Directories in 1890 as a concrete contractor in business with his brother Peter L. Marden. He joined the Wisconsin National Guard was Captain of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in Spanish American War. He was promoted to Major June 5, 1912, commanding the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He commanded the battalion in 1916 during the Mexican Border War. In 1917 he commanded a battalion of the 127th Infantry, 32nd Division during World War I. His health broke down in France and he was hospitalized in August and September 1918. He was then transferred to the Service of Supply until December 1918 when he was sent back to Fort Dix in the United States to help muster out troops.
Year Range from 1910
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Made Rock Island Arsenal
Material Cotton/Steel/Brass
Object ID I00.12.5.157
Object Name Kit, First Aid
People Marden, Walter A.
Used Marden, Walter A.
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