[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Russian

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Tue Feb 7 11:41:18 PST 2012

I think he means a cornet - a bugle.   
In a message dated 2/7/2012 11:28:06 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
bronklimach at gmail.com writes:

I am not familiar with a coronet - what type of  instrument is it please?
Thanks for sharing the experience of your  family.

On Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Lloyd Friedrick  
<lloydfriedrick at telus.net>wrote:

> Hello John
>  Yup, you are right. Here is my family story. My family lived very near
>  Rosysszcze in the heart of old Volhynia.
> My Uncle Gottleib was drafted  into the Russian Army in 1904, he told us
> that
> the first few  years as a young recruit was a terrible experience. Young
> draftees  were subjected to considerable and hard hazing. He did manage to
> move  into the bridge and building section of the military and had a much
>  easier time.
> My Uncle Karl was drafted in 1906, also at the  age of 18. Under the 
> of his older brother, he strived and  managed to learn to play a coronet 
> got into the Military band. He  was able to desert later and told us the
> story of walking all the way  to Germany. He emigrated to Canada sometime
> later but always lived in  fear that someone from the Russian military 
> come and get  him.
> My father, Ferdinand was almost 18 in April , 1914 when  the family heard
> that the village schultz was instructed to produce 50  recruits for the
> Russians.
> The family panicked as they  realized that it was going to be a terrible
> war.
> They arranged  his passage to Canada with the assistance of a local Jewish
> merchant,  which could be described as an early travel agent. He was
>  smuggled
> over the border to Poland in a load of hay and then onward by  train and
> steamship.
> All details were arranged, including a  few Canadian dollars sewn into the
> lining of his coat and letters of  introduction all the way to a Jewish
> boarding house in Winnipeg. His  18th birthday occurred while he was in 
> mid Atlantic. He too,  always feared that the Russians would come some day
> to
> get him  to serve in their military.
> lloyd friedrick in Victoria,  BC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: gpvjem
>  Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 5:16 AM
> To: Marg Driechel ;  ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org
> Subject: Re:  [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Russian
>     My  Grandfather Emil Marsch, returned to Poland from Volhynia to serve
>  in
> the Russian Army from 1879 to 1884.  In a short account of  this he
> described
> it as "necessary to fulfill his military  duty" , i.e. drafted.  There was
> no
> war at that time. It  appears the Russian army in Poland was really an
> occupation  army.
> John Marsch
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