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James J. Regnery

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Description Gelatin print of James J. Regnery.
Year Range from 1917
Year range to 1917
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Full standing view of Private James J. Regnery in uniform. He wears a pull-over shirt; breeches with leggings; ammunition belt with bayoney; campaign hat; and holds a model 1903 Springfield Rifle.
James J. Regnery was born in 1892 or 1894 in Oshkosh, WI and was the son of Andrew and Mathilda Embs Regnery. He was living in South Dakota when World War I began. He became a member of Company B, Machine Gun Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Division. He was killed on the night of February 19, 1918 at about 7:30 PM while in the trenches on only the second day near Seicheprey, France. A piece of schrapnel entered his left shoulder in the back and pierced his heart. He was buried in the American Cemetery at Mandres-Meurthe et Moselle, Grave #154. He was later moved to Grave No. 16, Row 19, Block B, St. Mihiel American Cemetery, Thiacourt, Meurthe et Moselle, France. Ironically, one of his cousins was killed and two were wounded fighting for Germany during World War I.
Object ID P1935.23.1
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Regnery, James J.
Print size 3.5" x 6.25"
Subjects Portrait photographs
Male
Soldiers
World War I
Casualties
Rifles
Title James J. Regnery
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