Marcel Burgun

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Marcel Burgun
Birth nameMarcel Henry Burgun
Date of birth(1890-01-00)January 1890
Place of birthSt Petersburg, Russia
Date of death1 July 1915 (aged 24–25)
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
 France ()

Marcel Henry Burgun was a French rugby union player. He was born on 30 January 1890, in St Petersburg, Russia and died on 2 September 1916 during the First World War. He was 1 m 73 and weighed 72 kg, and played at centre, for France and Racing club de France.

He attended the École centrale Paris and entered the French artillery in 1914, then the nascent French air force in 1915, gaining the rank of "lieutenant ingénieur" and was killed in combat against the Germans. His brother was also killed in the conflict in 1914.

He received three decorations for bravery including a posthumous Croix de Guerre. He is buried in the Mont Frenet, cemetery in the commune de La Cheppe (Marne).







The French team for the England-France match on 28 January 1911. Burgun is seated in the middle, third from the left.


  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)

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