Edward Alft

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Record 360/678
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Collection John T. Matschi
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Edward Alft.
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 Edward Alft, Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, at Camp Mills, New York. This soldier appears in the long roll photograph of Company C, but he is unidentied in the image. He is wearing a Model 1912 Uniform; campaign hat; pistol belt; bolo scabbard; and ammunition pouch marked, "150/M.G./3". Taken prior to their departure for France.
Edward Alft was born February 8, 1898. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin National Guard on April 19, 1917. Company F became Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd "Rainbow" Division in July 1917. He was severely wounded by Machine Gun bullets to the right thigh and left wrist on July 29, 1918 near Chateau-Thierry. He was kept on the company roster, but never returned to duty.
Object ID P1935.27.587
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Alft, Edward
Place Camp Mills, NY
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects Portrait Photographs
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
World War I
Military camps
Title Edward Alft
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