WORLD WAR I
Grave of Otto Spaedtke

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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of the grave of Otto Spaedtke.
Year Range from 1919
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor image showing a wooden cross marking the grave of Private Otto Spaedtke (KIA).
Otto Spaedtke was born in Oshkosh, WI on April 26, 1900, the son of Robert and Augusta Fremming Spaedtke. He became a member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in 1917. Killed in action at Chateau-Thierry, July 30, 1918, by a machine gun bullet to the head. His body was returned to Oshkosh and interred at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 159.
Object ID P1935.6.4
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Spaedtke, Otto
Place France
Print size 3" x 5"
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Soldiers
42nd Division
Graves
Gravestone
Cemeteries
Casualties
Death
Death & burial
Title Grave of Otto Spaedtke
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