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WWI. Historic note over the last moments of a fighter.

WWI. Historic note over the last moments of a fighter.

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Ninety years after the end of the awful WWI, the pains and sufferings of the soldiers are now mainly enriched by family archives.

This note related the last hours of a french NCO (non-commissioned officer), killed during the disastrous offensive of 16th april 1917, called « offensive Nivelle ».

The body of this soldier never been solved, his widow sought in writing the testimonies of her comrades-in-arms in order to know in which conditions her husband had been killed.

It is these testimonies that you can read in the pages which follow.
Ninety years after the end of the awful WWI, the pains and sufferings of the soldiers are now mainly enriched by family archives.

This note related the last hours of a french NCO (non-commissioned officer), killed during the disastrous offensive of 16th april 1917, called « offensive Nivelle ».

The body of this soldier never been solved, his widow sought in writing the testimonies of her comrades-in-arms in order to know in which conditions her husband had been killed.

It is these testimonies that you can read in the pages which follow.

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Published by: Margnac on Jan 04, 2009
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11/21/2009

 
 In Memoriam
Eugène Bois
Adjudant au 150
ème
Régiment d’InfanterieTué le 16 avril 1917Au Mont Sapigneul (Marne)*Notice historique sur les derniers instantsd’un combattant de 14-18Documents recueillis par son petit-fils
Jean-Paul Bois-Margnac
 
 In Memoriam Eugène Bois
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Abstract
Ninety years after the end of the awful WWI, pains and sufferingsof the soldiers are mainly documented across families archives.This note related the last hours of a french non-commissionedofficer, killed during the disastrous offensive of 16th april 1917,called « offensive Nivelle ».The body of this soldier having never been found, his widow soughtin writing the testimonies of her comrades-in-arms to know inwhich conditions her husband had been killed.It is these testimonies that you can read in the pages which follow.
 
 In Memoriam Eugène Bois
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Brève notice biographique
Eugène Bois est né le 6 octobre 1883, à Jauldes en Charente.De parents viticulteurs, ruinés par le phylloxera, il poursuivra des études qui lemèneront à l’Ecole Normale d’instituteurs de l’Académie de Poitiers.Marié le 7 août 1909 à Chatellerault avec Elise Marciel, elle-même institutrice,la déclaration de guerre les trouveront en poste à Parçay-Meslay
(Indre et Loire)
.Père d’un garçon, Pierre Bois, né le 13 novembre 1913, il rejoignit sonrégiment, le 150
ème
d’Infanterie, dans les premiers jours de la mobilisationgénérale d’août 1914.Incorporé comme sergent, il fut nommé, au fil de la campagne, adjudant, puischef de section. Il reçut plusieurs citations à titre individuel et collectif.Il participa à tous les combats du 150
ème
: Joppécourt, Filières, Mercy-le-Haut ;Cierges, Montfaucon ; La Croix-Sur-Meuse (1914)
-
L'Argonne, Bagatelle ;Champagne ; Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand (1915 )
-
Verdun : Mort-Homme,Cumières ; Somme : Raucourt, Sailly-Saillisel (1916), avant d’être tué devantle Mont Sapigneul durant la désastreuse offensive du 16 avril 1917.Il a été décoré de la Médaille Militaire et de la Croix de Guerre avec palmes.*
Eugène et Elise Bois vers 1910

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