SOE Antelme, Joseph Antoine France

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Antelme
  • FORENAME
Joseph Antoine France
  • UNIT
F Section SOE
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
239255
  • DATE OF DEATH
19th May 1944
  • AGE
44
  • GRAVESITE
Brookwood Memorial, Surrey Panel 21 Column 3
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit General List
born 12.3.1900 Port Louis, Mauritius
resided Mauritius
son of Louis Gaston and Mauricia Antelme
husband of Doris (nee O'Toole) Antelme (2 sons) (married 1933)
businessman and plantation owner, Madagascar in civilian life
former SOE Madagascar
codename Antoine
Bricklayer Circuit (Prosper sub-circuit)
awards O.B.E., Croix de Guerre (Fr),Legion d'Honneur (Fr)
arrested 29.2.1944
executed Gross Rosen, Germany
died Ravitsch in one source
F Section Memorial, Valencay, France
 

DATE OF DEATH:

19-May-1944

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/antelme-joseph-antoine-france.30156/

CITATION:

OBE : Major Antelme has undertaken two missions into Northern France, between 18th November 1942 and 18th March 1943, and between 20th May 1943 and 20th July 1943. He was instructed to contact certain political persons, to organise operational circuits, and to make arrangements for local supplies for invading troops.

Major Antelme built up valuable circuits in the Troyes and Le Mans areas, where later used to advantage by another organiser following him.

In the organisation of his circuits and plans, Major Antelme showed himself possessed of a devotion to duty of a high order, and displayed organisational ability above the average. Towards the end of his second visit the Gestapo were on his trail and it was only due to the excellence of his earlier work and his own resourcefulness that he effected his escape.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7395817

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56074912/joseph-antoine_france-antelme
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Fabrice Dury

New Member
  • SURNAME
Antelme
  • FORENAME
Joseph Antoine France
  • UNIT
F Section SOE
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
239255
  • DATE OF DEATH
19th May 1944
  • AGE
44
  • GRAVESITE
Brookwood Memorial,Surrey Panel 21 Column 3
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit General List
born 12.3.1900 Port Louis, Mauritius
resided Mauritius
son of Louis Gaston and Mauricia Antelme
husband of Doris (nee O'Toole) Antelme (2 sons) (married 1933)
businessman and plantation owner, Madagascar in civilian life
former SOE Madagascar
codename Antoine
Bricklayer Circuit (Prosper sub-circuit)
awards O.B.E., Croix de Guerre (Fr), Légion dHonneur (Fr)
arrested 29.2.1944
executed Gross Rosen, Germany
died Ravitsch in one source
F Section Memorial, Valençay, France
 
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