WORLD WAR I
Grave of Edward C. Steckbauer, 42nd Division Cemetery in France

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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of the Grave of Edward C. Steckbauer, 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 Grave of Edward C. Steckbauer, 42nd Division Cemetery in France. Image is inscribed: "X Grave of Pvt. [Edward C.] Steckbauer, 150 MGBn, AEF, 42nd Division". wooden crosses are in rows, one is marked with an "X" and has his name stencilled on it and his Dog Tag nailed to it.
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 P1935.15.4
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Steckbauer, Edward C.
Place France
Print size 2" x 2 3/4"
Subjects Cemeteries
Graves
Gravestone
Title Grave of Edward C. Steckbauer, 42nd Division Cemetery in France
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