Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Remembering a Veteran: Soldier Jean-Louis Rouly, 138th Regiment of Infantry, French Army

Soldat Jean-Louis Rouly, 138th Inf. Rgt.,
French Army, Near Souain, Champagne

Contributed by our friend, and great-grandson of Rouly, Olivier Pierrard (insert), one of the founders of the Battle of the Marne Museum at Villeroy. His ancestor saw action in all the hot sections of France, including Verdun and Artois, and finished the war in Italy in the Piave sector. He served 1913–19, survived his wounds, and received the Croix de Guerre.

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