Auguste Louis Jeannin was born in Bordeaux on 4 June 1846.
Auguste was a veteran of the Franco-German War of 1870 -71 where he saw action at Orleans and Le Mans.
At the time of the outbreak of war in 1914 he was living at 18, Rue Paul Bert, Roanne, Loire.
Auguste volunteered in August 1914, Auguste was sent to the 175 RI with which he was to see service at Gallipoli from May 1915.
Auguste was killed by Turkish shelling near Sedd ul Bahr on 25 June 1915; he has no known grave. He was one the oldest men to be killed in action during the First World War; he was 69 - indeed he was three weeks into his 70th year.
Sources: Google Street View; The War Illustrated 1915; Musée des beaux-arts et d'archéologie Joseph Déchelette.
Postcard: National Army Museum 'In the Dardanelles'