Grave of Richard Procknow

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Collection Richard Procknow
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Description Gelatin print of the Grave of Richard Procknow.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of the Grave of Richard Procknow. It is a simple wooden cross with his name and united stenciled on front and one of his Dog Tags nailed at top.
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 P1935.19.9
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Procknow, Richard
Place France
Print size 3" x 5"
Subjects Graves
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Grave of Richard Procknow
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