Bronze statue of a tambour.
3 Septembere 1905 1793
e. capitan-geny ? / bussy hte marne /
Julien Stroh (or Sthrau) is a young French soldier, killed at the Battle of Wattignies 15 October 1793. The Alsatian boy, according to the legend 15 years old, enlisted as a volunteer in the French army in 1792, and was incorporated as a drummer boy. In fact, there were three brothers Stroh serving as drummer boys in the army, of which Julien, the youngest, was born in Landau in 1765 (and he was missed in 1793). Before the Battle of Wattignies, Stroh stayed in Avesnes-sur-Helpe. During the battle of Dourlers, Stroh led his regiment and pushes the Austrians but the Austrians held firm. Stroh fought the charge, but in a village lane, he was surrounded by a Hungarian regiment and fell under their bullets.
He is also depicted on the Monument La Victoire de Wattignies in Maubeuge
(Wikipedia – La légende du tambour Stroh).
- Léon Fagel (Valenciennes 1851 - Cousolre 1913), French sculptor (Wikipedia).
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Location (N 50°7'32" - E 3°56'1")
Item Code: frnp016; Photograph: 26 May 2011
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