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The Soldiers' Edition of the Oxford Mirror was transcribed by Janet Brandt.

John Fedderson

JOHN FEDDERSON, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fedderson, living southwest of this city, near Clarence, was born July 3rd, 1898. Although very anxious to get into some branch of the service, he was busily engaged with the work on the farm and awaited his draft call, being summoned in the draft of July 29th, this year. Upon reporting before his local draft board he was ordered to Camp Forrest, Georgia, where, with his company, was eagerly taking part in the work of training preparatory to going overseas. In letters written to his parents and relatives he expressed his liking for the army life, which, although consisting of many hardships that were not encountered on the farm, was very interesting. After a few months spent at the southern
camp he was transferred to Camp Custer, Michigan, where the work of training was again resumed. He was at this camp when the armistice was signed November 11th, and is still located at that place. Without a doubt he will be given his honorable discharge and mustered out of the service in a very short time. Although he has not been sent across to France, the mother anxiously awaits his return home.

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