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Felix Fechenbach conscripted to active service WW1

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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.