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Albert Eutropius
Born (1888-01-10)10 January 1888
Died 26 May 1915(1915-05-26) (aged 27)
Occupation Colonial administrator

Albert Victor "Eutrope" Eutropius (10 January 1888 – 26 May 1915) was a rugby union player, the second black man to play for France. He was killed in World War One.[1]

Born in Cayenne, French Guiana, on 10 January 1888, Albert Eutropius moved to Paris in 1910. There he played for Sporting Club Universitaire de France in the finals of the French championships in 1911 and 1913. He was picked for France in the match against Ireland on 24 March 1913.

Rugby career[]

International appearances[]

Opposition Score Result Date Venue Ref(s)
 Ireland 24–0 Lost 24 March 1913 Cork, Ireland [2]

Military career[]

Eutropius was in Africa as a colonial administrator at the start of the First World War. He was commissioned second lieutenant and sent to Cameroon, where he died at Cayenne on 26 May 1915 from a shot to the head.

His grave is at N'Gato and he is commemorated on the monument to the dead of Cayenne.

References[]

Bibliography[]

  • McCrery, Nigel (2014). Into Touch: Rugby Internationals Killed in the Great War. Pen and Sword. ISBN 1473833213. 

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