St. Amand-Montrond is the sous-prefecture
for Department Cher. It was the first location that the 301st
Supply train (to which Gramp belonged) was stationed during World
War I; which was one of the main things I wanted to research
in this area.
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Sous-prefecture in St. Amand-Montrond. Gramp often talks about
visiting the Sou-prefect M. Gillet.
View looking down rue Ernest Mallard from the vicinity of
Our best guess at Gramp's billet at 83 rue Ernest Mallard.
This building and the sign reading "Biscuit Leroy"
is visible in the background of a picture of Gramp's tent camp
taken in 1918. (See next photo). The actual location is in the
town of Orval, just across the river Cher from St. Amand.
Here is the building in October of 1918. In the foreground
are the tents of Gramp and his fellow officers of the 301st Supply
Copyright 1998. David Butler and Ruby Smale