'Robert Circan, A General's Son and Captain of 18th Regiment D'Infanterie' with Jim Walton
18 Jul

A general's  son  is  the  story of a child  born into a military family who joined  the army  at  18 years of  age  in  1907 as  a  trooper in  a  Cavalry unit. At  the outbreak of  war  he served  with  the  10th  Hussars  before being  commissioned and joining the  18 Regiment  d`Infantrie in  1915.  An  exceptional leader, whose  bravery is  unquestioned  and  who led his men  with  distinction at the Plateau  de Californie in May  1917.

The holder of the Legion d`Honneur, Medaille Militaire and 5  citations for the  Croix de Guerre and  described  as being the "bravest of  the brave" in  the  regimental  history of  the  18 RI.

He  is one of a few  French  soldiers  to  be  recognised twice for bravery in  the  l`Illustration" magazine  table of honour for  the Great  War.

 

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, King Edward Sq, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6AB
18 Jul 2020 14:00