April 16th 1917


Dr. Jean Clunet

News has reached us that Jean succumbed to the typhus fever on April 3rd.

He joined the French Army as a surgeon at the beginning of the war and had many escapades, which we reported last April.

Following an eventful time in France and Gallipoli, Jean was part of the French military mission sent to Romania to provide assistance. There he was chief doctor of the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Bucharest.

In December, Jean set up a field hospital in the village of Bucium to care for typhus sufferers and this has not only cost him his life, but the lives of several of his staff.

Jean was one of the ten French Old Dragons serving with the French Army.

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