|Title||Soldier, 150th Machine Gun Battalion|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Description||Gelatin print a Soldier, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. Inscribed, "Ready for the gas."|
|Event||World War I|
Granger, Herbert Ralph
World War I
150th Machine Gun Battalion
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Collection||Herbert Ralph Granger|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
Candid outdoor view of a member of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion. The soldier is standing wearing full gear including pitol belt; bolo; German canteen; and gas mask. There is a stone wall in the background. This may be Ralph Granger.
Herbert Ralph Granger was born on August 25, 1895 in Appleton, WI, the son of Herbert W. and Lydia M. Granger. The family moved to Fond du Lac, prior to 1910. Prior to World War I, Ralph served two months as a member of the Ohio Cavalry from Cleveland, OH. He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Fond du Lac and became a member of Company B, 150th Machine Gun Battalion, 42nd Division. Herbert was mustered into federal service on July 16, 1917. They left Camp Mills for France on October 19, 1917 and arrived November 1, 1917. They trained in France until they entered the trenches on March 13, 1918. He was promoted to corporal on November 12, 1918. He left France on April 16, 1919 and landed in Boston April 28, 1919. He was discharged at Camp Grant, IL on May 14, 1919. In 1920 he was working in Duluth, MN as a carpenter in a shipyard and living with his wife Adeline. In 1930 he was living with his family in Oshkosh, WI where he was employed as a mail clerk for the railroad. He died in Oshkosh on April 23, 1960.