WORLD WAR I
Pouch, Cartridge

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Description .45 Caliber Automatic Clip Pouch: woven khaki cotton web pouch with two compartments for clips; fold over flap with two darkened bronze rimmed eagle snaps; flap on back for attachment to pistol belt. Interior marked "Maj. Marden".

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.
Dimensions W-3.75 L-5.5 inches
Year Range from 1914
Event World War I
Year range to 1916
Material Cotton/Bronze
Makers mark MILLS/1914
Object ID I00.12.5.202
Object Name Pouch, Cartridge
People Marden, Walter A.
Used Marden, Walter A.
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