WORLD WAR I
Machine Gun Squad, Company C

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Machine Gun Squad, Company C.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Candid outdoor image by Sergeant John Matschi. The image shows a Machine Gun Squad of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. The men are wearing pistol belts, holster, and first aid carriers marked"3/150/M.G.". The soldier standing at far left is Nicholas Mand. Taken prior to their departure for France.
Nicholas J. Mand was born February 13, 1890 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The family moved to Oshkosh in 1893. He worked as a sign painter until May 5, 1916 when he joined Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard for service on the Mexican Border. He was discharged for fallen arches on July 8, 1916. At the time of his enlistment he was 26 years old, one gray eye (left) and one brown eye (right), dark hair, dark complexion, and 5' 11" tall. He enlisted again May 30, 1917 and was accepted. Company F, became Company C, 150th Machine Gun battalion and was assigned to the 42nd Division. He saw action in several battles before being mortally wounded on August 2, 1918 at Chatteau Thierry by shrapnel to the left leg and stomach. He died the following day. He was reinterred at Riverside Cemetery Lot 10, Block 7.
Object ID P1935.27.561
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Mand, Nicholas J.
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
Male
Soldiers
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Tents
Title Machine Gun Squad, Company C
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