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Augustin Gérard
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Augustin Gérard in Le Miroir N°120)
Born (1857-11-02)2 November 1857
Died 16 November 1926(1926-11-16) (aged 69)
Place of birth Dunkirk, France
Place of death Château-Gontier, France
Buried at Les Invalides, Paris.
Allegiance France France
Service/branch France French Army
Years of service France 1875–1919
Rank général de division
Commands held 41st Infantry Division
2nd Army Corps
First Army
Eighth Army
Battles/wars World War I

Augustin Gérard (2 November 1857 – 2 November 1926) was a French général de division and Grand Master of the Grand Orient de France (1921–22).

Life[]

His first important assignment was Chief of Staff of general Joseph Gallieni in Madagascar. In May 1912 he became commander of the 41st Infantry Division and by the outbreak of World War I, he was in charge of the 2nd Army Corps, with which he fought the Battle of the Ardennes and the First Battle of the Marne.

On 24 July 1915, he became commander of the Army Detachment of Lorraine, which was later renamed to Eighth Army. Between 31 March and 31 December 1916 he was in charge of the First Army, after which he returned to the Eighth Army for the rest of the war. He retired from the army in 1919 and was Master of the Grand Orient de France in 1921 and 1922.
He died in 1926 and was buried in Les Invalides in Paris.

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