Beaulieux, Jules

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Name
Beaulieux, Jules Gender: M
Jules Léon Beaulieux
born on 7 November 1913 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Anzin, France, 50n22, 3e30
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°54' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°23 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 10°12'



Jules Beaulieux ("Médaille militaire")
photo: Fdutil, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

French military hero who was posthumously honoured with the Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) and the Médaille militaire (Military medal) for his bravery in World War II.

Jules Beaulieux did his military training in his youth and was called up for service in 1939 and immobilized as a machine-gunner in Fresnes-sur-Escaut. He was assigned to a turret near the Sarteau bridge, well camouflaged on the banks of the Scheldt and difficult to spot. On 19 May 1940, the French engineers blew up the Sarteau bridge about two hundred metres from the turret. On 20 May, a German vanguard was sent to reconnoitre the Condé and Vieux-Condé bridges; arriving at the Sarteau bridge, the Germans discovered that this bridge had been blown up and that the Jard bridge was undermined but still intact: this was when they come under fire from the banks of the Scheldt. Spotted in his turret which was hit by shells without being destroyed (it was damaged so that it could no longer rotate), Private Beaulieux opened fire and many German soldiers fell. The turret was hit by four shells, three of which pierced the steel shell, and Private Beaulieux was killed instantly, his body totally disfigured. Alone, he had knocked out a hundred Germans and three vehicles. He was aged 26.

Events

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Michaël Mandl, copy on file (no. 248) [1].

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Courageous (Military hero)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 26)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Killed
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)