|Cl Paul Ployart|
753 Can.2.Cl. Paul Fidèle Ployart, 118e Règiment d’Artillerie Lourde
Born at Sailly-sur-la-Lys, Pas de Calais on 8th February 1881, Paul had completed his compulsory military service in 1903 with the 1er Battailon Artillerie a Pied, and was, therefore, a reservist at the time of the outbreak of war.
A farmer in his civilian life, he was mobilised on the 2 August 1914 and initially served in the 14e Règiment d’Artillerie before transferring to the 118e R.A.L. on 1st September 1915 with whom he served at Verdun, Lorraine, the Aisne and in Alsace.
Paul was evacuated from the front in March 1918 suffering from chest complaints and breathing difficulties and sent to hospital in the rear. He died of tuberculosis, aggravated by service, at Feyre, Creuse on 27 March 1918. Paul’s remains were returned home for burial.
27 March 1918 died from breathing difficulties
Research by David O'Mara
Historique Sommaire des 118e , 318e et 418e Régiments d’Artillerie Lourde pendant la Guerre 1914-18 Pub. La Rochelle 1920
Tableau d’Honneur – Morts pour La France Pub. Paris 1921 Sepultures de Guerre (www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr)
Morts Pour La France de la Première Guerre Mondiale (fiches des soldats MPF) ( www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr )
Journaux des marches et opérations des unités engagées dans la Première Guerre mondiale ( www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr )
Pas-de-Calais archives (http://www.archivespasdecalais.fr )