Monday, 23 August 2010

More from Patrick's family album

Thanks to Patrick for sending these in - he says
'I forgot to send you these two others photos of great uncles, the chasseur and the sailor just before the starting of the WW1
the chasseur is in the 14th battalion, 3rd company at this time
the sailor wears the winter uniform on this image (winter 1913/1914 ? )'

1 comment:

  1. Patrick’s great uncle is here wearing the grand beret or “tarte” characteristic of the alpine battalions of the chasseurs à pied. His legwear also suggests a mountain soldier. The 14e bataillon de chasseurs à pied was converted into an alpine battalion in 1889.
    For more details see and