Peter Daniel Johnson and Friend

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Collection Peter Daniel Johnson
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Description Gelatin print of Sergeant Peter Daniel Johnson and Friend.
Year Range from 1917
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Full standing image of Sergeant Peter Daniel Johnson and Friend. Both soldiers wear pull-over shirts with black tie, and khaki breeches. Johnson wears a Campaign Hat with infantry hat cord while the other wears a Garrison hat. Both men wear cartridge belts with bayonets and are holding Model 1903 Springfield Rifles at "PORT, Arms." They are posed in front of a military camp with conical tents.
Peter Daniel Johnson is listed in 1914 as a trucker working for the Chicago & Northwestern RR. In 1916 he was working for Paine Lumber Company. He married Isabelle Gerhke in Oshkosh on April 22, 1912. He was a member of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. They became Company B, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division in July 1917. Peter was promoted to Corporal on December 15, 1917. He was later promoted to sergeant. He was killed in action on July 31, 1918 during the Aisne-Marne Offensive near Sergy, France.
Object ID P1935.29.5
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Johnson, Peter Daniel
Place Camp MacArthur, TX
Print size 2 3/4" x 5"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Title Peter Daniel Johnson and Friend
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