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Felix Fechenbach conscripted to active service WW1


Felix Fechenbach had become an active official in the labour movement. During this time he went to continuation school to extend his elementary knowledge.
On 30th August 1914, he received a letter of conscription to active service. In February 1915 he was wounded whilst out on patrol. In March he wrote cheerfully from the military hospital in Pforzheim: "Now I only have a shot wound, a bladder infection, two boils and six endocrine glands - otherwise I feel fine". He was awarded the Iron Cross, Class II.