Elmer W. Bullis

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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of Elmer W. Bullis.
Year Range from 1917
Event Mexican Border 1916
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Bust view of Sergeant Elmer W. Bullis. He wears a Model 1912 or 1917 Tunic with darkened bronze collar disk with "2" over crossed rifles over "F" and his "Sharpshooter" qualification badge on his left breast; and a campaign hat with hat cord.
Elmer W. Bullis was born near Waukau, Wisconsin on May 13, 1873. He married Maud Lawler on January 23, 1893 in Winnebago County. A daughter Gertrude was born October 2, 1895 and a son Vernon was born February 5, 1898. He is first listed in the Oshkosh City Directory in 1905 working for the Hollister, Amos [Lumber] Company. He enlisted in Company F, 2nd Regiment Wisconsin National Guard on June 8, 1904. He listed his occupation as teamster. He had gray eyes, brown hair, a ruddy complexion, and was five feet five and three-quarters inches tall. He reenlisted in 1907 and every year after. He was promoted to corporal and on August 3, 1917 to sergeant. He enlisted again on August 7, 1916 and served in Texas during the Mexican Border War. He became a member of Company C, 150th Machine Gun Company in August 1917. On July 28, 1918 he was severely wounded by shrapnel in both legs and his neck. He died on August 3, 1918 and was buried in the city cemetery at Epaux, France at the age of 45.
Object ID P1935.21.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Bullis, Elmer W.
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 4" x 6"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
2nd Wisconsin National Guard
Mexican Border War
Title Elmer W. Bullis
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