Victims in former colonies

The First World War also made casualties in the colonies. Is your ancestor part of it?

  • Memorial steles

  • Communal lists of victims

  • Communal cemeteries, churches and various memorials


Nominative directory of the 10 298 civilians who died in the former French colonies during the Second World War.

In 1914, the "largest France" is made up of the metropolis, where will be located most of the fighting between 1914 and 1918, but also territories on all continents constituting its colonies.


These territories are centers of population, particularly in North Africa, in the Algerian departments or in the Tunisian or Moroccan protectorates and in the West Indies, Guyana, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon.


They also provide a retreat zone for sick, seriously injured or convalescent soldiers who are sent to hospitals or their families. Some will die there, for causes directly related to the First World War.

Sources
  • Stèles commémoratives
  • Listes communales des victimes
  • Cimetières communaux, églises et mémoriaux divers

Répertoire nominatif des 10 298 personnes civiles, décédées dans les anciennes colonies françaises pendant la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale.