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Lansard, V F L M

Nécropole Nationale "SEPT-SAULX", Sept Saulx, Marne

Cimetiere Communal Alby-sur-Chéran, Haute-Savoie


Awards: Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (posthume 20 Nov 1920) & Croix de guerre (2 palmes, 1 silver star)

Citations: To the order of the Brigade (09 Sep 1915) "During a violent
bombardment, he went, on several occasions, to carry orders from his
company commander to the section chiefs. Learning that a man of a
neighboring unit was taken under a collapsed shelter and calling for help,
did not hesitate to come to his aid with a corporal and a man."

To the order of the Army (06/01/1916) "Sergeant-major at the 297th RI. Noncommissioned officer of great value and great courage. Was distinguished in the attack of 06 / 10/1915 to rescue the wounded fallen near enemy lines.
Brought back, under heavy fire, wounded officers."

To the order of the corps (n ° 231) "Model of courage and selflessness. On December 3, 1916, during a violent bombardment, occupied himself with the greatest composure to do make the arrangements for combat. Mortally
wounded, said to the stretcher bearers who rushed to him: Leave me and transport the other wounded."


Remembered on:
French Consulate Memorial, St Thomas' Church, St Helier, Jersey
Memorial at Alby-sur-Chéran, Haute Savoie, France

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Victor Francois Louis Lansard

Sous-Lieutenant Victor Francois Louis Marie Lansard
297th Regiment, French Infantry

Croix de guerre (2 palmes, 1 silver star)
Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (posthume 20 Nov 1920)

Served as Victor Marie Lansard

Died of Wounds at La Maisonnette Biaches et Barleux, Biaches,
Somme, aged 28 years

Born: 16 Oct 1887, Marigny Saint Marcel, Haute-Savoie

Jesuit Scholastic – address on military file 1913 Maison St Louis, Jersey

Parents: Jean Lansard & Etiennette Goury
Service: Sous-Lieutenant 297e RI (Regiment d’Infanterie)

Matricule de recruitment:
#53, Annecy, Class 1907

Rejoined Regiment at Chambéry on mobilisation as Sergeant
Promoted Sergeant-Major 18 May 1915, Sous-Lieutenant 14 Oct 1915

Research and photographs from Lara Pollard