File Hist.Mss.137.6 - Fred Cressman photograph album

Indigenous family in northern Ontario Cliff Cressman, Fred Cressman, Ed Weber, and Len Witmer on train Len Witmer in front of a locomotive Train passing through the Rocky Mountains Train stop at Mount Robson Ward Shuh, Ed Weber, Len Witmer, and Fred Cressman at Green Timbers Nyal Shantz standing on a spring board Fred Cressman mending clothes Bunk House Number One Bunk House Number Two
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CA MAO Hist.Mss.137.6

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Fred Cressman photograph album

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  • 1942-1943 (Creation)

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62 photographs

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(1917-2002)

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Fred Cressman was a conscientious objector (CO), and served at the Langford, British Columbia alternative service camp from June 1942 to November 1943. Fred and Erma (Dedels) were married on 7 June 1941.

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Donated to the Archives by Dianne Cressman in 2017

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The album contains photographs of Cressman's time as a conscientious objector in Alternative Service in British Columbia from 1942-1943. Although primarily based at the Goldstream (Langford) camp, Cressman and the other COs sometimes worked in the local community or in other CO camps on Vancouver Island. Most of the men in the photographs are fellow COs from Ontario, along with a few staff of the British Columbia Forestry Service.

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Fred and Erma Cressman fonds, Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Hist.Mss.1.237

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