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Le Carré, F

Hillion Memorial

Hillion Memorial, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany


François Le Carré

Quartermaster François Le Carré
Marine nationale, France

François Le Carré who was born in St. Helier, Jersey on 18 Aug 1890 (Last home - Hillion (CdN) and who served as Quartier maître canonnier in the French Navy on board the LÉON-GAMBETTA

Killed in Action (lost at sea), aged 24 years


The cruiser Léon-Gambetta was sunk on 27/4/1915 by two torpedoes from Austrian submarine U5 in the Strait of Otranto; Rear-Admiral Sénès and at least 684 of the crew were lost. The Captain of the Austro-Hungarian SM U-5 was, that day, none other than Georg Johannes Ritter von Trapp.