S/Lt Pierre Scheurer, 152e Regiment d'Infanterie.
Born at Thann, Alsace (then part of Germany) on 18 October 1887, Pierre left Thann to engage in his compulsory military training with the French Army at Epinal and became an eleve-officier in 1909.
He was severely wounded by a shell explosion at his regimental headquarters on the Hartmannswillerkopf on 26 April 1915 and died of these injuries in Field Ambulance 2/58 at Moosch two days later. Buried in Thann, he is also commemorated by a private memorial at the Hartmannswillerkopf, on Thann war memorial, on Le Thillot war memorial and in two ‘Books of Honour' in Paris. Pierre's brother, Daniel (a sergeant in 170 RI ), was killed in action at Mesnil-lès-Hurlus just over a month earlier.
Research by David O'Mara