Monument des gardes des eaux et forêts - Compiègne, France
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[EN] Located at the Armistice clearing, this monument pays tribute to three water and forest guards. [FR] Situé à la clairière de l'Armistice, ce monument rend hommage à trois gardes des eaux et forêts.
Waymark Code: WM19QZM
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 04/02/2024
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
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"Located at the Armistice clearing, this monument pays tribute to three Water and Forest rangers of the Compiègne forest. Initially, it was located in this forest, at the Chêne Vert crossroads, renamed Captain Rollin's crossroads after the war, and was inaugurated on November 4, 1920. It has since been moved, cleaned and installed here, in the clearing of the armistice, November 11, 1995.

In the Compiègne forest, the road on which he was located was called the Vineux forest road before becoming the RD 130, accessible, on the left, from the D973 linking Compiègne to Pierrefonds.

Captain Louis Rollin
Charles Louis Jacques ROLLIN was born on June 4, 1886 in Jouy-aux-Arches (Moselle) and was captain in the 321st R.I. of which he commanded the 21st company. Before the war, he was the head of the Compiègne Nord cantonment since May 10, 1913. He was killed on May 4, 1918 during an attack in the Hoegedorne sector, in front of Bailleul (North). Knight of the Legion of Honor and decorated with the Croix de Guerre.

Laurent Olivier and Gustave Brangé, two Compiègne forest guards
Laurent Olivier, born July 14, 1875 in Vermenton (Yonne), was a second lieutenant in the 56th Infantry Regiment, and was reported missing on April 26, 1915, during the Calonne trench combat. Before the war, he was a state guard at the Maison Forestière du Pont de Berne. As for Gustave Brangé, born August 27, 1877 in Villers-la-Montagne (Meurthe et Moselle), he was a soldier in the 6th company of forest hunters, died for France on April 5, 1915 in the Bois de la Gruerie. Before the war, he was a state guard in Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, a small village located in the Compiègne forest."

Sources : The Monument

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"Situé à la clairière de l'Armistice, ce monument rend hommage à trois gardes des Eaux et Forêts de la forêt de Compiègne. Intitialement, il se trouvait, dans cette forêt, au carrefour du Chêne Vert, rebaptisé après-guerre carrefour du capitaine Rollin, et avait été inauguré le 4 novembre 1920. Il a été depuis déplacé, nettoyé et installé ici, dans la clairière de l'armistice, le 11 novembre 1995.

En forêt de Compiègne, la route au bord de laquelle il se trouvait portait le nom de route forestière des Vineux avant de devenir la RD 130, accessible, sur la gauche, depuis la D973 reliant Compiègne à Pierrefonds.

Le capitaine Louis Rollin
Charles Louis Jacques ROLLIN était né le 4 juin 1886 à Jouy-aux-Arches (Moselle) et était capitaine au 321ème R.I. dont il commandait la 21ème compagnie. Avant-guerre, il était le chef du cantonnement de Compiègne Nord depuis le 10 mai 1913. Il fut tué le 4 mai 1918 lors d'une attaque dans le secteur de l’Hoegedorne, devant Bailleul (Nord). Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur et décoré de la Croix de Guerre.

Laurent Olivier et Gustave Brangé, deux gardes de la forêt de Compiègne
Laurent Olivier, né le 14 juillet 1875 à Vermenton (Yonne), était sous-lieutenant au 56ème R.I., et a été porté disparu le 26 avril 1915, au combat de la tranchée de Calonne. Avant-guerre, il était garde domanial à la Maison Forestière du Pont de Berne. Quant à , Gustave Brangé, né le 27 août 1877 à Villers-la-Montagne (Meurthe et Moselle), il était soldat à la 6ème compagnie de chasseurs forestiers, mort pour la France le 5 avril 1915 au bois de la Gruerie. Avant-guerre, il était garde domanial à Saint-Jean-aux-Bois, petit village se trouvant dans la forêt de Compiègne."

Sources : Le Monument

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/04/1920

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Administration des Eaux et Forêts

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: Europe

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Route de Soissons
Compiègne, Oise France

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