For Rememberance Day (see also Armistice Day and Veteran's Day)
On Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:38:43 +0000, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>- my grandmother's brother. RIP.
That prompted me to search for the lost Jean Verdenal on French websites.
I came upon a photgraph of him that was published with other soldiers that
had the honor of being mentioned in dispatches:
He was posthumously awarded a Croix de guerre (roughly the equivalent for
U.S. Bronze Star Medal and Silver Star or UK Military Cross and Military Medal):
He has a place of honor on a plaque memorializing doctors.
"A la gloire des internes en médecine des hôpitaux de Paris victimes de la
"morts au champ d'honneur" -- died on the field of honor (in battle) versus
"mort pour la France" -- died for France
As I mentioned, he has a photo on the web that was published in a news
with the caption "A rempli ses fonctions avec courage et devouement. A ete
tue le 2 mai 1915 en pansant un blesse sur le champ de bataille."
"He fulfilled his duties with courage and dedication. He was killed May 2,
1915 while bandaging a wounded man on the battlefield."