821 Sdt Camille Renard, 26e R I.
Born at Bourg de Thizy, Rhone on 11 September 1890, Camille was living at 10, rue Courte, Roanne at the time of his enlistment. He had only just finished his compulsory military service with the 60e R I at the time of the outbreak of war and was, therefore, immediately recalled into service on 3 August 1914.
After seeing action in the Battles of the Frontiers, in Lorraine, on the Somme and at the 1st Battle of Ypres in 1914 with the 26e R I, Camille was killed in action in ‘the Labyrinthe’ near Neuville St Vaast during the Battle of Artois on 9 May 1915. He has no known grave.
9 May 1915
Research by David O'Mara, Croonaert Research Service