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Admin/Biog History 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 Machinegun 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.
Collection World War I Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation 1918
Abstract Letter to the Commanding Officer concerning the death of Sergeant Elmer Bullis, Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division, while in France.

Field Hospital No. 19,
Fourth Sanitary Train,
American E. F.
4 August, 1918

From: The Commanding Officer
To: Commanding Officer Company C, 150th Machine Gun Battalion
Subject: Death of Sergeant Elmer Bullis, 113333, Infantry.

1. Report death of Sergeant Elmer Bullis, 113333, Infantry, of your command at this hospital at 5:15 P.M., August 3, 1918.
2. Cause of Death: "GSW battle multiple."
3. Place of burial: Civil Cemetery of Epoux, France.
4. personal effects if any, forwarded to Effects Depot. S.O.S., American E. F., with inventory of same.

Ralph McReynolds,
1st Lieutenant, M. R. C.
Event World War I
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC411.10.25.3
Object Name Letter
People Bullis, Elmer W.
Subjects World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
42nd Division
Trench warfare
Artillery (Weaponry)
Title Letter
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