Sergeant Frank Obersteiner's Grave

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Collection Frank Obersteiner
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Description Gelatin print of Sergeant Frank Obersteiner's Grave.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of Sergeant Frank Obersteiner's Grave in the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France. It is a simple wooden cross with his name and unit stenciled on the front.
Frank Obersteiner was born March 4, 1894. In 1914 he is listed as a chairmaker for Buckstaff Company in Oshkosh. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on March 1, 1914. He saw active service on the Mexican Border in 1916. In World War I, Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He was promoted to sergeant, saw active service in France and was poison gassed on July 15, 1918 near Champaigne, France. He recovered and returned to duty on August 1, 1918. While the non-commissioned officer's were holding a meeting on October 22, 1918, a German artillery shell landed in the group, killing him and wounding several others. He recieved schrapnel to the head and died instantly. He was burried in the field and later reburried in the Meuse-Argonne Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France.
Object ID P1935.13.7
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Obersteiner, Frank
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Cemeteries
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Title Sergeant Frank Obersteiner's Grave
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