Mobilized the March 10th 1917, it belonged to the 31ème then 131ème regiment of infantry and fought in the Aisne with the Chemin of the Ladies (April 1917) where it will be grâvement gauze. It is made prisoner at the time of the second battle of the Marne (July 1918) where it will be captured then interned in a camp in Belgium. He will escape some before being repatriated the November 21st 1918. He will not be demobilized before 1920.
He also took part in the Second world war, but always refused to testify, deliver photographs or to give indications on his life.
- Chevalier of the Legion of Honor as war veteran of the war 14-18.
- Cross of the combatant volunteer 1939-1945
- Cross of the Combatant
- Interallied Medal 1914-1918 (received on September 22nd, 1936)
- Medal commemorative of the war 1914-1918
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