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7 November 1914 : Sdt Claudius Descotes


Joseph Claudius was living at 33, Quai du Bassin, Roanne, Loire at the time of his enlistment. Due to embark on his compulsory military service in the October 1914 intake, he was called into service early and was enlisted into the army on 3rd August 1914. Within a couple of months, he had been promoted to Soldat 1er Cl. He found himself servin…

Sdt Augustin Joseph Louis Victorin Trébuchon, 415e RI.


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


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 …

30 July 1916 : Sdt.2.Cl. Louis Joseph Andrieu


Before the war Louis was a farmer in Department of Aveyron. Louis was called into service with the 38e R.I. at Rodez on 15 December 1914. He saw his first service on the Oise front near Ribécourt in mid 1915 before transferring to the 413e R.I. during the autumn of the same year (as part of a reinforcement draft to replace some of the horren…

28 December 1915 : Sdt Gabriel Pierre Basset


Location of Roanne, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (cc OpenStreetMap)

Gabriel lived at 56, rue Gambetta, Roanne (95km north west of Lyon). He was recalled to service in the first week of the war, August 1914.

German counter-attack, 22 December 1915 (cc) Battle of Hartmannswillerkopf, Wikipedia (Public Domain)

Stationed in the Vosges mountains, Alsace for the whole of his service, he was killed in action on the Hartmannswillerkopf on 28 December 1915.

Gabriel has no known grave.

28 December 1915


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Scotts Official History of the American Negro in the World War [1] by Mr Emmett J Scott (1919)


Mr Emmett J Scott was Special Assistant to Hon, Newton D.Baker, Secretary of War - so he had to be circumspect. This is a reproduction of the 1919 printed on demand large format. Though not a hardback it is secure in a sturdy artificial binding. An attractive cover and reverse with examples of the kinds of photographs found inside featured here.…

Ep. 276a – Walking the Western Front Way – Sir Anthony Seldon


Author, historian and educationalist, Sir Anthony Seldon talks about his new book The Path of Peace which is his memoir of walking the Western Front Way in 2021. Your browser does not support the audio element. The route stretches 1,000 k…