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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…


Points of Interest - Alsace 1914-1915

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Wessex Branch Member Nick Jude talks on his researches concerning actions in Alsace and the Vosges Mountains early in the Greta War.  His research is highly detailed and the knowledge he has of  Alsace and the French Armies actions during 1914-15 will of great interest to students of WW1


21 June 1915: 1202 Sdt Louis Claude Berthelier, 22e B.C.A.

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Louis enlisted into the army in October 1904 under the terms of his compulsory military service. He was an active army reservist from 1906 when on 3rd August 1914 he was mobilised back into full time service. After being refitted at Albertville, Louis Claude Berthelier saw action in the Battle of of Alsace. Louis Berthelier remained in the Vosges…


28 December 1915 : Sdt Gabriel Pierre Basset

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Gabriel was recalled to service in the first week of the war. 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   Research by David O'Mara