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Three Members, Company C

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Collection John T. Matschi
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Description Gelatin print of Three Members, 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 three members of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. Taken prior to their departure for France. The soldier standing second from left is Carl Ostwald and at right is John Phoffenroth.
Carl Ostwald was born December 3, 1896. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on May 15, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on September 25, 1918. He was hospitalized with influenza on November 3, 1918 and dropped from the roll books on November 18, 1918.
John Phoffenroth was born April 29, 1896. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on July 16, 1917 at the rendezvous at Camp Douglas. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on November 24, 1918. He transferred to the 51st Depot Brigade at Camp Devens, MA on April 30, 1919 after reenlisting.
Object ID P1935.27.569
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Phoffenroth, John
Ostwald, Carl
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
Influenza
Title Three Members, Company C
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