WORLD WAR I
Frank Phillips's Grave

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Record 319/678
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Collection Frank Phillips
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Frank Phillips's Grave.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of Frank Phillips's Grave in France. It is a simple wooden cross with his name and unit stencilled on front. His Identification Tag (Dog Tag) is nailed to the top.
Frank Phillips was born as Franz Phillip in Oshkosh, WI on January 9, 1890, the son of Marcus "Max" and Maria (Pable) Phillip. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on June 21, 1916. he saw service for eightmonths in Texas during the mexican Border War 1916. He was transferred on August 15, 1917 to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. He was killed in action by multiple shrapnel wounds on July 29, 1918.
Object ID P1935.26.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Phillips, Frank
Place France
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
Soldiers
42nd Division
Graves
Gravestone
Cemeteries
Title Frank Phillips's Grave
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