Grand-father Nicolas Kind

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Nicolas Kind and family

Nicolas KIND in Thionville (east of France). His daughter Marie Anne got married with Jean GRAND, father of Nicolas, my grand-father (see photograph below in post entitled “My military ancestor World war II”)

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Tribute

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On the eve of celebrating the armistice day and the 100th anniversary of world war I, let’s have a deep thought for all our soldiers.

They could have been our sons, our brothers, our fathers. Generation gap has placed them to the rank of grand-fathers, then great grand-fathers or uncles.

If sorrow fades away with time, bewilderment grasps us with the horror of such a war. Fear and pain that our soldiers had to endure have turned into a powerful and dull cry – so that we don’t forget. 

D Day

♦♦♦♦ 6th of June 2019 – 75th anniversary of Overlord.

A deep thought for all our soldiers who died in Normandy.

Young soldiers

 

 

Maréchal des Logis Christian TASTET and his brother Lieutenant Armand TASTET

Christian TASTET was starting his military career in the 25th regiment of Artillery in Strasbourg              Armand was a pupil of Saint-Cyr College at Coëtquidan (Morbihan, France)

Regiment

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12th regiment of hussars – 1912

How to find the regiment of your ancestor ? Its grade, decoration and military file.

♦♦♦ On the photograph of your ancestor, the details shown on his uniform can give you this type of information. N°12 on the collar means “12th regiment”, the flame engraved in the buttons indicates “hussars”.

Above a photograph of the 12th regiment of Hussars located in France. The picture has been taken in 1912.

 

Family book

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When writing your family history, add the photographs of your ancestors. If you have military ancestors, it would be very interesting for your chidren to know their career or at least their name, regiment, grade and enlisting date.

♦♦♦ These documents can be consulted and discussed when having a family gathering.

♦♦ Don’t forget to write down names and dates (possibly location) on the photograph.

 

My ancestor was a sailor

Daniel BEGU

Daniel BEGU – 1939

Rene TASTET’s nephew.

Daniel joined the Navy in 1939 as a radio engineer on a warship called “Le Malin” (‘The Cunning’).

After the war, he worked as an aircraft assistant. He became Mayor of Martignas en Jalle, a French town in Bordeaux area.

My family during the war : Rene PETIT

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Rene PETIT
13th Artillery Regiment – France
1918
Rene PETIT has been enlisted in 1918. He was 20 years old.
I have found in his military documents he was registered under recruitment N° 232.
He has been sent to Silesia (former Polish province, one of the main industrial regions of Europe) where French Army had to pacify the area.
His military booklet describes him as dark brown hair, blue eyes, straight nose, broad mouth ,thick lips, height : 1.67 M
Regarded as “very committed and reliable”, he has been rewarded for his brave attitude and cold blood during an accident that occurred in October 1918 : a canon had been damaged. He had it fixed with courage and effiency in spite of the violent bombing surrounding them.
Decorations : war cross, fighter cross (1918), Silesia award medal (1921). As a President of Freedom Comittee, Rene PETIT received numerous tributes, one of them from Lieutenant BRADY, an american Army officer who freed Bruyeres le Chatel (South of Paris) in 1944.

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My military ancestor

From Colonel Christian TASTET :
René TASTET
René TASTET
1925
118th Artillery squadron in La Rochelle (France)
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René TASTET and his fellows
105 canon piece

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Jules TASTET
Soldier in the French army 1871-1942
18th squadron forwarding of troops & equipments
in BORDEAUX – FRANCE

Francois Guillaume TASTET
Francois Guillaume TASTET
Jules brother
Soldier in the French army
1914-1918 war

Your military ancestor

René PETIT 56th Artillery Regiment War cross 1914-1918

René PETIT
56th Artillery Regiment
War cross 1914-1918

Keep alive the memory of your ancestors for your children and grand-children.

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Jean-Claude GILBERT
Born in 1888 at Saint-Point (France)- teacher
Enlisted in French Army in 1914
(BOMAL GILBERT family archives)

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Two friends
French Army 1914
(PETIT family archives)

Franz DAB
Franz DABE
Born in Lorraine

Half-brother of Melanie MICHEL, wife of Nicolas GRAND (see above)
Enlisted in German Army 1915 (Lorraine belonged to Germany)
Killed aged 21 in Argonne forest
(GRAND family archives)

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Charles RAVET
French army 1914
(RAVET family archives)
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Eugene ROHEE
French army – artillery 1906
(PETIT family archives)