Category Archives: French

French WWI BONNANT 124 régiment d’Infanterie


Good French WWI Medal Group
As awarded to
Jean Marie Louis BONNANT
Born 7 March 1890 Fougères Ille-et-Vilaine Brittany
Classse 1910 No.28
124e Régiment d’Infanterie 9 October 1911
271e Régiment d’Infanterie
71e Régiment d’Infanterie 27 March 1919

As a member of the 124 régiment d’Infanterie he would have served at the at the battles of Verdun, Marne, Champagne and others.

War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1915 with 4 star citations
Inter-Allied Victory Medal, French official issue, (Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire)
Medal Commemorative of the Great War (Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre) 1914-1918

All original WW1 medals and ribbons as awarded
Contained in a very fine French period frame with
Copies of various service records
(Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping)

Price £125.00

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French WWI Medal Croix de Guerre 1914-18 Attributed to Francois Esteve

 Croix de Guerre 1914-1918
As awarded to Francois ESTEVE
Soldier 2e Classe of the 7e Corp de Army
Born 23 January 1895 Cabriès,Bouches-du-Rhone
With certificate of good conduct from the 7 section de commis et ouvriers militaires d’administration.
Backing board includes an old photograph possibly of the Esteve family
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £85.00

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Franco-Prussian War Group 1870


Franco-Prussian War Group
Médaille de 1870-1871
Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871 + clasp
As awarded to
Eugene Philippe Fauville
8e régiment d’artillerie
With certificate from the Grande chancellerie de la Légion d’honneur (no:226708)
Dated 5 December 1912
Contained in a period frame 38 x 32 cm
Glass replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £95.00

Ref:021

Legion d’Honneur Chevalier Jean SENTOUT French WW1


Legion d’Honneur Chevalier
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre with citations

Jean Ernest SENTOUT Officer Marine
Born Arcachon Gironde 22 November 1870
With certificate numbered 115024 dated 6 November 1923

Contained in a French wooden frame 52 x 62 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
Includes some copies of period records

Price £SOLD

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French WWI 1914-18 Médaille Militaire Adjutant-chef 151e regiment infantry


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £135.00

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WWI Croix de Guerre Sergeant 140e régiment d’infanterie VERDUN


Croix de Guerre 1914-1917 as awarded to
Joseph Francis VIANEY
Born 1 August 1895 Saint-Maurice-de-Rotherens (Savoie)
Enlisted Chambéry December 1914
75e régiment d’infanterie at Romans, Drôme
Sergeant 140e régiment d’infanterie Corporal October 1915 Sargent March 1916
99e régiment d’infanterie (matricule 10998)
Campaigns: Champagne 1915 Verdun 1916 La Malmaison 1917
Married to Philippine Françoise Cottarel. Became Mayor of St-Maurice-de-Rotherens. He died at age 60 on 16 October 1955
Citation order of Division signed by Lieutenant-colonel Destezet
awarded 27 March 1919 and detailing his bravery against the German forces on the 9th November 1917.
This is the 2nd citation Joseph Vianey was awarded, he also received a cross for his actions
19 July 1917.
Original ribbon with two Stars and Palm Framed with Citation 36 x 43 cm
with copies of service records.Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £175.00

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French WWI 1914-18 Commemorative Medal Grand Invalide Attrib Francois ANDRE


1914–1918 Commemorative war medal
Médaille commémorative de la guerre
As awarded to: Francois ANDRE
Of Ancray par Corbigny Nièvre Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Diplôme de la Médaille Commémorative de la Grande Guerre
Grand Invalide

Framed with original Diplome 34 x 49 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping
Awarded to any military member for service between 2 August 1914 and November 11, 1918.

Price £75.00

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Croix du Combattant Volontaire French WW1 Medal Group 1914-1918


Croix du Combattant Volontaire
1914–1918
As awarded to
TERNISIEN Roger

Framed with certificate dated 2 July 1935
34 x 44 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

The Volunteer combatant’s cross 1914–1918 (“Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1914–1918”) is a French decoration that recognizes those who have volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during WWI When the “Médaille commémorative de la guerre 1914–1918” was established, it was anticipated that a clasp bearing “ENGAGÉ VOLONTAIRE” would be worn on its ribbon for those who had freely and voluntarily enlisted in the French Armed Forces for combat service. This clasp was produced, however it was short lived due to parliament demanding the establishment of a special insignia to distinguish the special merit of the voluntary combatant.
The Act of July 4, 1935 created the Croix du Combattant Volontaire, designated for those who volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during the Great War.

Price £SOLD

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