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Admin/Biog History 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.
Classification Archives
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Telegram to John Suess, informing him of the death of his son, Private Louis Suess, Company C, 150th Machinegun Battalion:

Washington DC
208 PM Sept 19 1918

R. John Suess
739 Ninth St
Oshkosh Wis

Deeply regret to inform you that Private Louis Suess Machinegun Battalion is officially reported as killed in action July Thirtieth.

Actg. Adjutant General
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.29.1
Object Name Telegram
People Suess, Louis
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Trench warfare
Title Telegram
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