Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division

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Collection Richard Procknow
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Description Gelatin print of members of Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of eleven members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. They are stnding in a line wearing uniforms and campaign hats. Each man wears a pistol belt, holster with pistol, and 1st aid packet. the first man's packet is clearly stamped "150/MG". There are conical tents in the background.
Richard Procknow was born in Black Wolf on September 23, 1895, the son of William Procknow. He worked for Waite Grass Carpet and Deltox Grass Rug Company. In 1916 he joined Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard and saw service on the Mexican Border in 1916. In 1917 they became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He rose to the rank of sergeant. He died one and a half hours after an artillery shell blew off both his legs on July 30, 1918. His body was returned and buried at Riverside Cemetery in Lot 10, West 1/2 Block 163.
Object ID P1935.19.4
Object Name Print, Photographic
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division
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