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The Hazelart brothers
Before World War I, the couple Joseph Hazelart and his wife Anseline Heque was living in Baincthun, a small village near Saint-Martin-Boulogne. They lived with their four children : two daugthers, Anseline and Marie ; and two sons, Hubert and Louis. Louis was born in 1885 in Saint-Martin-Boulogne and married Claudine in 1910. Hubert was born in 1893 in Baincthun. He was a mason.
When the war began, the two brothers were sent to the front. They were enrolled on the military register. Hubert was 21 and Louis was 29. Twice were brown-haired-men, and they knew how to write and how to read.
Hubert went in lots of battles, such as the battle of the Dardanelles, and other battles in France. But during the war he was injured many times. He caught a pulmonary disease, the paludism (he had each month a crisis). He couldn’t see very well. He was injured in Namur in 1914 and in Courcelles in 1918. On his hands there were scars and shrapnel. At the end of the war, he received the military medal. His chief wrote “He had always an exemplary behaviour in the front”.
Louis was classed in the second list of soldiers because he was considered too weak. So he wasn’t exactly in the front at the beginning of the war. He was sent later. On May, 20th 1917, he became a liaison officier. He did brilliantly his mission by risking his life, by evacuating prisoners, by passing on informations or by runnig the munitions. In Toul in 1918, he was poisonned by gas. He received the medal of the Victory and the commemorative medal of WWI.
After the “Very Last One”, they had children. Hubert had a son, who was named Hubert Jr, and who is my great grandfather.
Marie Lenel, in collaboration with Marion Tremelet and Marie Dufour.
The stages of the war
Virginia Woolf and the Great War
Intervenants de l’ESJ : Yuta Yagishita et Marianne Skorpis
Professeurs : Caroline Caulier et Frédéric Lenel