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Admin/Biog History Paul Fauck was born in Germany circa 1892. His family came to America and settled in Oshkosh, WI. Paul enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on March 16, 1912. He was listed as a twenty year old laborer, blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion, and five feet seven and one half inches tall. He was promoted to Corporal on June 3, 1916. He served in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916. In 1917 he transferred to Company C, 150th machinegun Battalion, 42nd Division, and served in France during World War I. He was accidently killed on June 3, 1918. Harold Smith wrote of his death saying, "Paul Fanck was found dead one morning in the trenches shot through the head. But we gave him a decent burial." A history of Company C, states that, "on the 3rd at about 9:15 A.M. occurred the first death in the Company. Pvt. Paul Fauck was accidentally killed while inspecting his pistol. In some unknown manner he discharged the gun while looking in the barrel. The bullet passed through his head causing instant death."
Classification Archives
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Death Certificate for Paul Fauck , Company C, 150th machinegun Battalion, 42nd Division. It simply states that he died in the service on June 3, 1918.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.28.3
Object Name Certificate, Death
People Fauck, Paul
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Death Certificate
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