Chaumont-devant-Damvillers

Chaumont-devant-Damvillers is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. It is known as the place where the last soldier to die in the First World War was killed, when American Henry Gunther died charging a German position sixty seconds before the Armistice came into effect.[2]

Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Location of Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers is located in France
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers is located in Grand Est
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Chaumont-devant-Damvillers
Coordinates: 49°18′28″N 5°25′35″E / 49.3078°N 5.4264°ECoordinates: 49°18′28″N 5°25′35″E / 49.3078°N 5.4264°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonMontmédy
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de la région de Damvillers
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Jeanjean
Area
1
5.35 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
49
 • Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55107 /55150
Elevation218–329 m (715–1,079 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

References

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Best, Nicholas (2008). The Greatest Day in History - How, On the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, The First World War Finally Came To An End. United States: PublicAffairs. p. 199. ISBN 9781586486402.

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Henry Gunther

Henry Nicholas John Gunther (June 6, 1895 – November 11, 1918) was an American soldier and likely the last soldier of any of the belligerents to be killed during World War I. He was killed at 10:59 a.m., about one minute before the Armistice was to take effect at 11 a.m.Gunther had recently been demoted, and was seeking to regain his rank just before the war ended.

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