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Admin/Biog History 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.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 27, 1918
Abstract Telgram from the Adjutant General's office to Kate Mand informing her of the death of her son, Nicholas J. Mand Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion.

Western Union Telegram
Received at
100 CH RM 35 GOVT
PN Washington DC 825 PM Sept 27 1918
Mrs. Kate Mand
38 Melvin St.
Oshkosh Wis
Deeply regret to inform you that Private Nicholas Mand Machine Gun Battalion is offically reported as killed in action August Second
Acting the Adjutant General
815 PM
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.8.4
Object Name Telegram
People Mand, Nicholas J.
Mand, Kate
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Telegram
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