1309 Sgt. Jean Antoine Magnin, 133e Régiment d’Infanterie
Jean Antoine Magnin was born at La Ville, Rhône on 20th May 1891. In October 1912 he was living at 121, rue de Paris, Roanne, Loire when he was called into compulsory military service.
Enlisting into the 133e R.I. at Roanne, M. Magnin was serving at Pierre-Châtel at the time of the outbreak of war and was almost immediately in action at Cernay on 8th August 1914 during the opening moves of the Battle of Alsace (during which his regiment lost heavily… suffering some 1200 casualties in just 10 days of action).
After remaining in Alsace and the Vosges for the remainder of the year and into 1915, Magnin – by now promoted to Sergent – was killed in action at La Fontenelle, Vosges on 9th July 1915.
He is buried in the Nécropole nationale of ‘La Fontenelle’, Ban de Sapt, Vosges.
9 July 1915 killed in action
Research by David O'Mara