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Admin/Biog History Clarence S. Priebe was born in Oshkosh, WI on July 29, 1897, the son of Fred and Ida (Springborn) Priebe. He attended Dale School and graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1915. He worked for Medberry-Findeissen Company as a shipping clerk. He enlisted as a Wagoner in the Supply Company, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 1st, 1917. He was listed as single, brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion and five feet 11 3/4 inches tall. His unit became the Supply Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division. He served in France and was hospitalized in October 1918 where he died of blood poisoning on November 19, 1918. He was originally buried in a cemetery in France, but his body was returned to America and he was buried in Oshkosh at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 8, W 1/2B, H41, in July 1921.
Classification Archives
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1917
Abstract Label addressed to Wagoner Clarence S. Priebe, Supply Company, 127th Infantry, 32nd Division, for a Christmas package. This label was never used or sent.
The Army decided that all Christmas packages sent to soldiers overseas had to have an official label affixed to them and that all boxes must be 9" x 4" x 3" in size only. This was to reduce the sizes of packages and to make them a uniform size for ease of shipping.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.31.9
Object Name Label
People Priebe, Clarence Sidney
Subjects World War I
127th United States Infantry
32nd Division
Title Label
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