Grave of Elmer W. Bullis

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Collection Elmer W. Bullis
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Description Gelatin print on cardstock of the Grave of Elmer W. Bullis.
Year Range from 1918
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of the Grave of Elmer W. Bullis. It is a simple wooden cross with his name (miss-spelled), rank and unit stencilled on the front. One of his Identification Tags (Dog Tags) is nailed at top.
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 P1935.21.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Bullis, Elmer W.
Place France
Print size 4" x 6"
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Title Grave of Elmer W. Bullis
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