Paul Legentilhomme

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Paul Legentilhomme
Born (1884-03-26)March 26, 1884
Valognes, France
Died May 23, 1975(1975-05-23) (aged 91)
Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Allegiance  France
 Free French Forces
Years of service 1907–1950
Rank French Army General
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Grand Cross of the Légion of Honor
Compagnon de la Libération
Médaille Militaire
Croix de Guerre 1914–1918
Croix de Guerre 1939–1945
Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Legion of Merit
Other work French Minister Advisor

Paul Legentilhomme (Paul Louis Le Gentilhomme) (1884–1975) was an officer in the French Army during World War I and World War II. After the fall of France in 1940, he joined the forces of the Free French. Legentilhomme was a recipient of the "Order of the Liberation" (Compagnon de la Libération).

Early life[edit]

Legentilhomme was born on March 26, 1884 in Valognes, Manche.

History[edit]

World War I

  • 1914 : His unit took part in the battle of Neufchâteau in Belgium, on August 22, and was captured by the Germans.
  • 1914 to1918 : In German captivity.
  • 1918 : Promoted to Captain

Interwar period

  • 1924 : Promoted to Major
  • 1926 to 1928 : Chief of Staff Madagascar
  • 1929 : Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • 1929 to 1931 : Chief of Staff 3rd Colonial Division
  • 1934 : Promoted to Colonel
  • 1937 to 1938 : Commanding Officer 4th Senegalese Tirailleurs Regiment
  • 1938 : Promoted to Brigadier-General

World War II

  • 1939
  • 1940
  • 1941
  • 1942
  • 1943
  • Member of the Council of Défense of the Empire,
  • Nominated Lieutenant General
  • Nominated Commissaire to the French Committee for National Liberation
  • 1944 to 1945
  • general Officer Commanding 3rd Military Region
  • Military Governor of Paris

Honour[edit]

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