Grave of Harvey Stich

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Collection Harvey Stich
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Description Photographic Print of the grave of Harvey Stich. Faint imprint on back for Graves Registration Service.
Year Range from 1920
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor view of the wooden cross marking the grave of Private Harvey Stich in a cemetery in France. The cross is marked: "Harvey Stich/PVT. Co. C 150 M.G.B./U.S.A./6" His dog tag is nailed to the center of the cross
Harvey Stich was the son of Charles Stich. He was born in Nekimi on February 15, 1898. The family moved to Oshkosh when he was young. He worked in the press room of Diamond Match Company. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard in March 1917 and was sent to Camp Douglas in July 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division and left for France in October 1917. He served in every action and was in the Army of Occupation in Luxembourg. He died there December 27, 1918 of pneumonia. He was buried in France, but was disinterred and returned to Oshkosh in September 1920. He is buried in Doty Street Lutheran Cemetery.
Object ID P2003.15.6
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Stich, Harvey
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects World War I
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
42nd Division
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Death & burial
Title Grave of Harvey Stich
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