WORLD WAR I
Harold L. Smith

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Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Harold L. Smith.
Year Range from 1916
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Full standing view of Harold L. Smith. He is wearing a campaign hat, pull-over shirt and sweater, breeches, and leggings.
Harold L. Smith was born in Oshkosh, WI on December 18, 1897, the son of Henry A. Smith and Minna Kliss Smith. He elisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and served on the Mexican Border in 1916. In 1917 Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. Harold was killed in action on July 29, 1918 during the Battle of Chateau Thierry by a shrapnel wound to the head. His body was returned to Oshkosh and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Lot 4, Block 110.
Object ID P1935.18.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Smith, Harlod L.
Print size 2 1/2" x 4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Casualties
World War I
Title Harold L. Smith
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