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Description Casket marker: aluminum strap, stamped with: "THORNE, WALTER, 113347, CPL. CO. C. 150TH. M.G.BN. GR 171, SEC. M. PT. 4. CEM 608." This was attached to the casket of Corporal Walter Thorne when his body was returned to the U.S.

Walter Thorne was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. He was the son of Robert and Emma M. Thorne. They moved to Oshkosh prior to 1916. He worked as a laborer. Walter enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard; saw service on the Mexican Border; promoted to Corporal; company transferred and became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division during World War I. He was killed in action from massive shrapnel wounds to both legs on July 30, 1918 during the Ourcq River Battles near Servinges and Maronil, France, Chateau Thierry Campaign.
Dimensions W-0.5 L-17.5 inches
Year Range from 1920
Event World War I
Year range to 1922
Material Metal
Object ID 1680-1
Object Name Tag, Identification
People Thorne, Walter
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