ROBERT CIRCAN - A GENERAL'S SON - CAPTAIN OF THE 18TH REGIMENT D'INFANTERIE JAMES WALTON
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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.