Alfred A. Thelen's Grave

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Collection Alfred A. Thelen
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Alfred A. Thelen's Grave.
Year Range from 1919
Event World War I
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor view of the Alfred A. Thelen's Grave. It is a simple wooden cross with his name, unit, date of death and age painted on it. Somewhere in France.
Alfred A. Thelen was born in Oshkosh on January 6, 1891, the son of Stephen Thelen. He worked for the Witzel & Rossmeissl shoe store and became a partner in Thelen & Rossmeissl. He was drafted in April 1918 and did his basic training at Camp Grant, near Rockford, IL. Corporal Alfred A. Thelen became a member of Company F, 354th Infantry, 89th "Middle West" Division during World War I. The 89th Division was comprised of draftees from mid-western states and trained at Camp Funston, Kansas. They saw heavy action during World War I. Alfred died of pneumonia on November 24, 1918.
Object ID P1935.14.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Thelen, Alfred A.
Place France
Print size 4.25" x 6.5"
Subjects World War I
Title Alfred A. Thelen's Grave
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