Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion

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Description Gelatin print on cardstock enscribed, "This is my squad" from Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Group photograph of a squad from either Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard or their latter designation as Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. They are wearing M1912 or M1917 Tunics; M1917 Trousers; Campaign Hats; and Leggings. Nicholas Mand is in the photograph, but not identified.
Nicholas J. Mand was born February 13, 1890 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The family moved to Oshkosh in 1893. He worked as a sign painter until May 5, 1916 when he joined Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard for service on the Mexican Border. He was discharged for fallen arches on July 8, 1916. At the time of his enlistment he was 26 years old, one gray eye (left) and one brown eye (right), dark hair, dark complexion, and 5' 11" tall. He enlisted again May 30, 1917 and was accepted. Company F, became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion and was assigned to the 42nd Division. He saw action in several battles before being mortally wounded on August 2, 1918 at Chatteau Thierry by schrapnel to the left leg and stomach. He died the following day. He was reinterred at Riverside Cemetery Lot 10, Block 7.
Object ID P1935.7.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Mand, Nicholas J.
Print size 4" x 5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Military camps
42nd Division
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Title Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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