WORLD WAR I
Flashlight

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Description Flash Light and Carrying Case: nickel plated steel body; top stamped: on top "BRITISH/TEC/MADE"red leather covers the center; nickel plated rim for glass lens near top; steel "on" button on top; top lid opens on hinges for batteries. Carrying Case: brown leather construction with flip lid; opening near top for lens of flash light; two leather ears on each side near top for carrying strap. Case is stamped: "USA".

Privately purchased and used by Otto Suess in the trenches of World War I. Otto Suess was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin October 10, 1890. He worked as a shipping clerk prior to enlisting in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 21, 1917. He transferred 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 on June 26, 1918. He was promoted to Private First Class on November 28, 1917 and Corporal. He survived the war and returned April 28, 1919.
Dimensions H-4.75 W-3.5 D-2 inches
Year Range from 1914
Event World War I
Year range to 1918
Material Steel/Leather/Nickel/Glass
Object ID 1651-1
Object Name Flashlight
People Suess, Otto
Used Suess, Otto
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