Members of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion

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Collection Herbert Ralph Granger
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Members of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Group photograph of five members of either Company E, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard or Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. They are wearing army shirts, breeches, leggings and campaign hats. Some appear in civilian clothes. Most are seated on the ground and eating from their mess kits. Conical tents are in the background and a canvas water bucket hangs from a tree.
Herbert Ralph Granger was born on August 25, 1895 in Appleton, WI, the son of Herbert W. and Lydia M. Granger. The family moved to Fond du Lac, prior to 1910. Prior to World War I, Ralph served two months as a member of the Ohio Cavalry from Cleveland, OH. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Fond du Lac and became a member of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. Herbert was mustered into federal service on July 16, 1917. They left Camp Mills for France on October 19, 1917 and arrived November 1, 1917. They trained in France until they entered the trenches on March 13, 1918. He was promoted to corporal on November 12, 1918. He left France on April 16, 1919 and landed in Boston April 28, 1919. He was discharged at Camp Grant, IL on May 14, 1919. In 1920 he was working in Duluth, MN as a carpenter in a shipyard and living with his wife Adeline. In 1930 he was living with his family in Oshkosh, WI where he was employed as a mail clerk for the railroad. He died in Oshkosh on April 23, 1960.
Object ID P1997.38.1
Object Name Postcard, Photographic
People Granger, Herbert Ralph
Print size 3.5" x 5.5"
Subjects Group photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Machine guns
42nd Division
Mexican Border War
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Eating & drinking
Title Members of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
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