Rolland S. Retelle's Grave

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Collection Rolland S. Retelle
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Description Gelatin print of Rolland S. Retelle's Grave.
Year Range from 1919
Event World War I
Year range to 1921
Medium Photographic Paper/Ink
Notes Outdoor snap-shot of the Rolland S. Retelle's Grave. It is a simple wooden cross with his name, unit, and date of death stenciled on it.
Rolland S. Retelle was born in Manistee, MI on March 30, 1895, the son of Albert Retelle. The family moved to Oshkosh circa 1896 and he graduated from Oshkosh High School and the Business College. He worked as a stenographer for the Oshkosh District Attorney D. K. Allen. He was drafted July 18, 1918 and trained at Camp Hancock, Georgia. He shipped out for France September 25, 1918. He was hospitalized with pneumonia on October 5, 1918 and died October 15, 1918 in Brest, France. He was buried in the American Cemetery, Lambezellec, Finisters, France and reburied at Riverside Cemetery in Lot 4, Block 5.
Object ID P1935.22.4
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Retelle, Rolland S.
Place Brest, France
Print size 3" x 4"
Subjects World War I
Title Rolland S. Retelle's Grave
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