Sdt 2 Cl Jacques Eugène Valfort, 17e R I.
Born at Roanne, Loire on 21 October 1894, Jacques was in preparation for his compulsory military service when war broke out. Called up into the 17th Infantry Regiment at Epinal in September 1914, he was soon serving at the front and, by the end of 1914 was located in the Artois sector where he was to remain for his entire service.
Jacques was killed in action during the intensive battle to seize the Lorette spur on the first day of the 2nd Battle of Artois – 9 May 1915 – and has no known grave.
9 May 1915
Research by David O'Mara