For this commemoration, the French Ministry of Defense provided two databases of 1914-1918 military deaths — Sépultures de Guerre and Mémoire des Hommes. The names in this display are a compilation of these two sources. The data also includes names of soldiers from French colonial armies who lost their lives. The World Remembers has used the available data fields from Sépultures de Guerre and Mémoire des Hommes to eliminate duplication, but without French archival support and guidance, we are unable to assure complete accuracy.
Some names appear without a year of death since that information was not included in the records we received. We have also included the names of soldiers whose records were missing either surnames or forenames.
For more information on France’s First World War data, go to www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr or www.defense.gouv.fr.