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    French Colonel


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    This monocular colonel seems to be a senior staff officer, his service could be Artillery (if the colors of the collar badges is red)..

    He has been wounded once, as the chevron on his right arm shows.

    He spent four years in the front during WW1, as the seven chevrons on his left arm show.

    He is probably personally owner of the fourrag?re, as far as he is in a headquarters (collar symbols). This implies he participated to all actions which drive to the attribution of this collective award to his regiment. (No one headquarters got a fourrag?re. It was exclusively awarded to fighting and brave units, which does not mean that a HQ is not capable of bravery :rolleyes: ) The number of palms on the croix de guerre confirms this assumption. He was probably commanding officer of a battalion or a regiment, because they were personally awarded when their unit was collectively mentioned.

    This picture could have been taken in the 20s...

    All that is to be confirmed.

    Elementary my dear Watson!

    But his ID ... mmm :(



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