WORLD WAR I
James J. Regnery's Grave

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Collection James J. Regnery
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Description Gelatin print of James J. Regnery's Grave.
Year Range from 1918
Year range to 1920
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Outdoor image of James J. Regnery's Grave. It is marked with a simple wooden cross with his name, unit and date of death stenciled on front.
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. 116, 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 P1935.23.2
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Regnery, James J.
Place France
Print size 3.5" x 6.25"
Subjects Soldiers
World War I
Casualties
Rifles
Graves
Gravestone
Cemeteries
Title James J. Regnery's Grave
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