WORLD WAR I
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 1925
Event World War I
Year range to 1925
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of the Grave of Richard Procknow at Riverside Cemetery. The stone has his name, date of birth, date of death and his unit in World War I. To the right is the grave of his father William Procknow, who died February 10, 1925. Both graves are decorated with flowers and Richard's has American Flags.
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 P1935.19.10
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Procknow, Richard
Procknow, William
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3" x 4.5"
Subjects Graves
Gravestone
Cemeteries
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Riverside Cemetery
Title Grave of Richard Procknow
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