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Admin/Biog History 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 shel 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.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 20, 1918
Abstract Telegram to William Procknow informing him of the death of Segeant Richard Procknow, Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division on July 30, 1918.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.14.5
Object Name Telegram
People Procknow, Richard
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Telegram
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