August Artifact of the Month

Donor: Leatrice Ziwisky       

Accession #: 2016-0168-072

History:

Gerber Swiss watch. Back opens showing clockworks; missing crystal; attached to mirror case. Watch belonged to Fred A. Bullert and was used in World War I. During WWI Fred served in A.E.F in France from September 8, 1918 to December 21, 1918. He became disabled as the result of gas used in trench warfare in France according to his daughter Leatrice Ziwisky.  Fred was inducted June 24, 1918 at Glencoe, MN.  He was in Company G, 161st Depot Brigade, Camp Grant June 25, 1918 – August 18, 1918; Co. G 341st Infantry August 18, 1918 to October 10, 1918; 354th Infantry October 10, 1918 to January 15, 1919; Co. C.Convalescent Center January 15, 1919 to date of discharge February 3, 1919.

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