Armistice Day [2]

Following the previous post on my grand-mother’s unknown soldier father, I came across an article in Libération that mentioned free access to archives from the French Ministry of Defence re. the death certificates of most soldiers “morts au front” during the “Great War”. The site “Mémoires des Hommes” gives “access to databases created from the digitalization and indexation of biographical records preserved in the services of the Ministry of Defence”. I thus looked for my grandfather’s father but could not find him, as he did not die in combats. I however found my great-grandmother’s brother, Florent Lefrançois, who died on September 1915 in La Marne.

One Response to “Armistice Day [2]”

  1. […] week, I went with my brother to help my mother move items away from my grandmother‘s house, which has just been sold.  (A bit of a surprise as the house has no strong […]

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