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Mennonite hospital unit

This is a photo of 26 people posing in front of a train car, plus another 6 people looking out of the rail car windows. This group was a hospital unit (Sanitaetsdienst) in World War I, identified as group # 187. David Wiebe is identified in the centre of the back row.

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Peter Fehderau

This is a photo of Peter Fehderau. When the First World War began in 1914, Peter (Nicholas's older brother) volunteered in the Red Cross medical service. He was 17 years old. He is pictured here in uniform.

Medical personal

This is a photo show the type of stretcher used to transport a wounded soldier. Two men are carrying the stretcher with the wounded one and another man is carrying a bucket. They are standing in front of a train car. On the left is Bernhard Friesen and the man holding the bucket is Johan Funk. [German handwriting on back of photo]

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Hospital personnel

This is a photo of the interior of a infirmary where wounded soldier were treated. The person marked with an X is the doctor and the person lifting the pail is Heinrich Bergmann. The woman marked with a vertical line is the sister of the writer. [German handwriting on back of photo]

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Abram Dyck

This is a photo of Abram Dyck as Red Cross soldier. 1915. [HR 246] (2 prints)

Jacob B. Krahn

This is a photo of Jacob B. Krahn from Grigorjewka as Red Cross soldier. [HR 245]

Mennonite Red Cross soldiers

This is a photo of Mennonite Red Cross soldiers. About seventy Red Cross trains were served exclusively by Mennonite men. Train No. 189 near Wirballen fell into German hands. Koop, a young volunteer from Sagradowka, died in Germany. [HR 243]

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