Individual Pay Record Book

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Admin/Biog History Otto Suess was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin October 10, 1890. He worked as a shipping clerkprior to enlisting in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard. He tranferred with the rest of the company to the US Army and was assigned to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. He was later assigned to the Headquarters Detachment. He was promoted to Private First Class and Corporal. He survived the war and returned April 28, 1919.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation December 1, 1918-April 15, 1919
Abstract Individual Pay Record Book. Used by Otto Suess, Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. The book records vital information, dates of payment and by whom, pay grade, and monthly allotments.

As a Private First Class he earned $36.60 per month. As a Corporal he earned $40.20 per month. He sent $25.00 home every month and also paid $6.70 for War Risk Insurance, leaving him only $4.90 a month as a Private and $8.50 per month as a Corporal.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.16.5
Object Name Book
People Suess, Otto
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Individual Pay Record Book
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