27 Apr 2009

Fußnote zur Fußnote 67 (b) Cimetière du Montparnasse

Contribution by Guillaume Tarche:

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Fernand Mélin
Lieutenant au 67e Rég. d'Inf.
Mort pour la France aux Eparges
le 20 février 1915

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Fernand Mélin, who died in 1915, was buried in his family grave at Cimetière du Montparnasse (Montparnasse cemetery) in Paris, first in 1920.

The grave can be found in division (block) 15, at the western part of the cemetery, close to the Dumont-d'Urville monument. You cannot get the exact location from the cemetery staff office via e-mail, if you are not member of the family, but if you visit the cemetery, the staff will be very helpful. The archive is filed in year of burial and family name (Mélin; 1920).

For more information, see
Nils Fabiansson, Das begleitbuch zu Ernst Jüngers 'In Stahlgewittern', footnote 67,