WORLD WAR I
Otto and Charles Friday

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Otto and Charles Friday.
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 Otto and Sergeant Charles Friday, Jr., Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. They are wearing pistol belts with holsters, ammunition pouches, and first aid kits, marked "150/M.G./3" (3rd Company or C). The Fridays bare a strong resemblance to each other and may have been cousins. Taken prior to their departure for France.
Otto Friday was born September 13, 1885. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on July 17, 1917 at Camp Douglas, WI. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was wounded by a Machine Gun bullet to the right leg on July 29, 1918 and did not return to the company.
Charles Friday, Jr. was born July 17, 1887. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on March 5, 1915. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was promoted from Corporal to Sergeant on August 16, 1917. He was wounded by shrapnel on October 22, 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne Campaign and dropped from the roll book on November 18, 1918.
Object ID P1935.27.572
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Friday, Otto
Friday, Charles, Jr.
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 Otto and Charles Friday
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