WORLD WAR I
Richard Procknow Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division

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Description Gelatin print of Richard Procknow, 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 Richard Procknow Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He is standing at the top of a conical tent by the stove pipe. Inscribed "acting as chimney sweep".
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 P1935.19.6
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Procknow, Richard
Print size 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Tents
Title Richard Procknow Company C, 150th MGB, 42nd Division
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