The museum opens its doors the 1rst March 2018

4 juin 2018

The Memorial garden

  1. Accueil
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  3. Visit the memorial
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  5. The Clearing
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  7. The Memorial garden


The Memorial Garden

 

Meditate within the memorial garden created in homage to Augustin Trébuchon, the last soldier killed during the Great War.

 

augustin-trébuchon
Photos : The Armistice Carriage Association

Augustin Trébuchon

Born on 30 May 1878 in Lozère, he was a modest shepherd before becoming a Private First Class. With a dependent family, he was exempted from the war. Nevertheless, he enlisted in 1914 with the 415th Infantry Regiment as a messenger. He would die shot in the head on 11 November at 10:45 AM, or 15 minutes before the bugle signalled the end of hostilities.

Photos : Xavier Renoux ,Oise Tourisme

A space for meditation and reflection

Upon leaving the clearing, stroll about the memorial garden created in memory of Augustin Trébuchon, the last soldier killed during the Great War. There, you will find tombs arrayed in an arc around a monument bearing the inscriptions “1870, 1914, 1940, foreign operations” commemorating French soldiers killed on foreign battlefields. 

The Memorial Garden in images