Le monument du Soldat Marche

Square Henri Darras - 62160 BULLY LES MINES


Opened in 1925, this monument of sculptor Armand-François Roblot was raised by the Mining Company Bethune in honor of one of its employees died a hero during World War II.

Born in 1888 in Aix Corons in Bully-les-Mines, Fernand Walk down from the age of 13 years as trammer in Pit No. 1 of the Company. Mobilized in 1914, in 1916 he participated in the fighting in the area of ​​Verdun. On August 1, he devoted himself to deliver a message to the command post. Mortally wounded, he finds the strength to drag himself to a crossroads where regularly spend messengers and dies holding arm stretched skyward message. The fold will be recovered by another soldier and transmitted safely. On the soldier will be posthumously awarded the Military Medal.
On the stone pedestal, three bronze reliefs evoke the tribute paid to him by both soldiers by minors.
The bronze sculpture recalls his last moments and his heroic desire to carry out its mission. In uniform, left clutching his chest and face thrown back hand, his right arm is outstretched to the sky and his hand clamp around he tried to communicate to the end.

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