Grave of Louis Suess

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Collection Louis Suess
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of the Grave of Louis Suess.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor image of the Grave of Louis Suess. It is a simple wooden cross with his name, rank, and unit stenciled on the front.
Louis Suess was Born: Oshkosh, WI November 17, 1888. He Enlisted: Oshkosh, WI June 21, 1916 in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. Company F was called to service on the Mexican Border, June 22, 1916. During World War I they were transferred to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 83rd Infantry Brigade, 42nd Division on July 15, 1917. They sailed for France from Hoboken, NJ, October 1917. Company C was engaged at Luneville Sector, Baccarat Sector, Esperance Sector, Champagne-Marne Defensive, Chateau-Thierry Offensive. He, along with several of his comrades, was killed in the Battle of Chateau-Thierry on July 30, 1918 by shrapnel wounds throughout his entire body. He was interred in the Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesles, Aisne, France.
Object ID P1935.20.8
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Suess, Louis
Place France
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Cemeteries
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Grave of Louis Suess
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