John Matschi Driving Truck

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Collection John T. Matschi
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Description Gelatin print of John Matschi Driving Truck.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 23351
Notes Candid outdoor image John Matschi driving a supply truck. The back of the truck is filled with large crates of supplies. Two other soldiers are with him. A railroad car marked "New York" is in the background. Taken at Camp Mills, just before departing for France.
Johann Thomas Matschi was born in Austria on January 4, 1892, the son of Joseph and Mary (Vlavitsch) Matschi. The family immigrated to the United States in 1894 and settled in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. John enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard June 1, 1911. He was promoted to 2nd Corporal on May 31, 1914 and promoted to Sergeant on July 24, 1916. He served in Texas during the Mexican Border War 1916-1917. He was transferred to Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division in August 1917. He attended Officer's Candidate School in France from December 1, 1917 to March 14, 1918. He was promoted to Mess Sergeant on September 25, 1918. He returned to Oshkosh after World War I, married Mary M. Youngwirth and worked for Paine Lumber Company. He died in Oshkosh in September 1972.
Object ID P1935.27.556
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Matschi, John T.
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Railroad cars
Title John Matschi Driving Truck
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