Henri MELLOT, born November 28, 1877 in Rozay-en-Brie, died for France September 29, 1917 on the Balkan front in Veria Macedonia.
Henri went to the front for 5 francs offered by the lord of “La Fortelle” (Château de Nesles la Gilberde in Seine-et-Marne) in order to take his son's place in the conflict.
Times were hard at that time and Henri went to war in place of a wealthy, and will be killed before his 40 years for 5francs.
Henri is my great-grandfather
Date Of Taking: 1909
Location : Rozay-en-Brie, Ile-de-France, France
Person 1: M MELLOT Henri
One comment on “Henri MELLOT, 1877-1917”
The story of your great-grandfather is moving! To take the place of his child to save him from this war is a beautiful act of love and bravery.