Harold L. Smith's Grave in France

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Collection Harold L. Smith
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Harold L. Smith's Grave in France.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of Harold L. Smith's Grave in France. It is a simple wooden cross with his name and unit stenciled on the front. One of his Identification Disks (Dog Tag) is nailed to the top.
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 P1935.18.7
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Smith, Harlod L.
Place France
Print size 3" x 5"
Subjects 150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Title Harold L. Smith's Grave in France
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