WORLD WAR I
Mathilda Embs Regnery at James J. Regnery's Grave

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Collection James J. Regnery
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Description Gelatin print of Mathilda Embs Regnery at James J. Regnery's Grave.
Year Range from 1930
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1933
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 23334
Notes Outdoor image of Mathilda Embs Regnery at James J. Regnery's Grave. Mrs Regnery is seated in a chair with her arm resting on her son's marker. She is wearing several badges, possibly Gold Star Mothers. The simple wooden cross has been replaced by a marble cross with his name, unit and date of death chiseled on front.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 shrapnel 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 P1935.23.5
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Regnery, James J.
Regnery, Mathilda Embs
Place France
Print size 4.5" x 6.5"
Subjects Soldiers
World War I
Casualties
Graves
Gravestone
Cemeteries
Death
Death & burial
Mourning clothes
Funeral rites & ceremonies
American Gold Star Mothers Incorporated
Title Mathilda Embs Regnery at James J. Regnery's Grave
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