The Maubeuge garrison numbered nearly 45,000 soldiers in 1914 during the battle. Who were these men? Where did they come from? To answer these questions, the volunteers of the association have embarked on the ambitious project of listing the names of men present during the battle.
he regiments came from Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Valenciennes, Cambrai, Lille, Arras, Dunkirk, but also from Brest, Cherbourg … Young soldiers of the active army, reservists, brave territorial recalled to mobilization, this work will provide a snapshot of the men who fought in Maubeuge. This project will also be a valuable tool for all families seeking information on an ancestor who took part in this battle.
To date, almost 22,000 soldiers have already been listed and the work continues!