42nd Division Cemetery in France

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Record 304/678
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Collection Edward C. Steckbauer
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on cardstock of the 42nd Division Cemetery in France.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1921
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Snap shot of the 42nd Division Cemetery in France. Image is inscribed: "Entrance to the graveyard of 42nd Division where Pvt. [Edward C.] Steckbauer is burried". A wooden fence and gate are arounf the cemetery, wich contains wooden crosses.
Edward C. Steckbauer was born June 6, 1893 in Oshkosh, WI, the son of Herman and Mary Suda Steckbauer. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 22, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion on July 15, 1917 and was assigned to the 42nd Division. He was promoted to Private First Class on August 16, 1917. He was killed in action on July 30, 1918 near Chateau Thierry by an artillery shell which sent schrapnel throughout his entire body. The same shell killed and wounded several other members of the company. He body was brough back to Oshkosh in the early 1920s and burried at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Knapp Street.
Object ID P1935.15.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Steckbauer, Edward C.
Place France
Print size 2" x 2 3/4"
Subjects Cemeteries
Title 42nd Division Cemetery in France
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