Bonnamour, Jean

Regimental Number: 7788
Rank: Sergeant Major
Branch: French Army, 11th Artillery Regiment

Jean was born on June 18, 1896 in southern France, near the Spanish border, and grew up in Passy, a town 24 km from Paris. When he completed his education, he planned a trip to Canada and arrived in Quebec in April 1914. He came to McLennan, but in 1915 was called to serve in the French Army and so he returned to his homeland. Jean fought in the Battle of Verdun. He eventually returned to the south Peace and married Eva Pelletier. Jean died on February 13, 1988.

Sources: By the Peavine in the Smoky of the Peace p. 199