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French Colonial Wars

FrenchBorn Georges Henri Anne Marie Victor DE VILLEBOIS-MAREUIL

Colonel in the French infantry, and a French Nationalist who fought and died on the side of the Boers during the Second Anglo-Boer War

Born on March 22, 1847 in Nantes, France , France

Died on April 05, 1900 in Boshof, Colonie Du Cap, Afrique Du Sud

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George Henri Anne-Marie Victor de Villebois-Mareuil was born approximately 30 km South East of Nantes. He was a soldier and author. He started his military education at the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr where he graduated as a Second Lieutenant in 1867. He loved sport and excelled in gymnastics. Shortly after his graduation he left for Cochinchina where he joined the Marine Infantry serving under his uncle Admiral de Cornulier who was Governor of the Colony. He was promoted to full Lieutenant in 1870.

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