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16 September 1914 : Sdt 2e Cl Marius Labruyere, 158 RI

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Born at Roanne, Loire on 13 December 1893, Marius' home address was in that town (at 146, Rue Fontalon). He was called for his compulsory military service in October 1913 and he was, therefore, still serving upon the outbreak of war. He saw action in Alsace in the earliest engagements of the war, and he next served in the Champagne area where, ne…


Sdt Augustin Joseph Louis Victorin Trébuchon, 415e RI.

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The last French soldier to be killed in action during the Great War, Augustin was born on 30 May 1878 in the small farming village of Montchabrier (Lozère), Languedoc-Roussillon. The eldest of five children, Augustin was orphaned during his teenage years and, prior to enlistment in his compulsory military service, worked as a communal shepherd in o…


20 December 1914: 820 Marsouin Simon Chantelot

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Simon Chantelot had just begun his compulsory military service with the 6th Colonial Infantry at Lyon at the time of the outbreak of war. Seeing action in the Vosges/Alsace and the Argonne, he was wounded in action near Ypres in mid-December and died in the auxiliary hospital at Mantes-la-Jolie/Yvelines on 20 December 1914. Simon Chantelot is buri…


28 April 1915: S/Lt Pierre Scheurer, 152e Regiment d'Infanterie. (1)

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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 F…


15 June 1917 : Maurice Bousquet

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Maurice Bousquest completed his compulsory military service in October 1912 and returned to his civilian occupation of shop keeper.  As an Active Army Reservist, he was returned to full time service as sergeant, the rank he attained during his previous service. At the outbreak of war, Bousquet re-joined the 57e R.I. at Bayonne. Soon in action, he…