John Dobish and Friend

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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of John Dobish and Friend.
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 First Sergeant John Dobish (right) and Friend, 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). Taken prior to their departure for France.
John Dobish was born October 4, 1891. He enlisted for the third time in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on February 18, 1916. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917 and he was 1st Sergeant when the company left for France. He was wounded by shrapnel to the left leg on August 2, 1918 and dropped from the roll book on September 19, 1918. He returned to the company on January 8, 1919 in Germany.
Object ID P1935.27.573
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Dobish, John
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Group Photographs
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Title John Dobish and Friend
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