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ItKGTMEXTAt, TlilliVTK TO a p.ilwe, YOUTH. 'l'iicit' was an u:;u>;u.dly moving liule C< l'll:"i:V ill I'.ollllk'llclcU.V IKill' the AitUK\ the other day. It uat- canU'd mi ti> the iiolfinn accompaniment of the rumble of tin; enemy's yans, i'it the tri.-up.-~ who took part- were in the fj.'.r-t I'-scrvc. of the lirim; Jin-;-. and by now are back in the ticiieiiori fantry, and th'y vert honor to tho youngest soldi o- in their laid;-. 1..-on !.e----maire, ajjed 20. He was heme; pre.-Miied with that distinction cov. ted in the Fetich army above all < -i hors--tk- n:i!:"t;ny medal. This is k<w hi- won it : A few dav.s before tl\.- colonel <.f the 127 th had sent Lemaiiv with an imp":tan!. to the captain of .n;.- of tie- i ompanies of the regiment, in the (p-nck'S. lit- had no sooner sh ovn liims-eli on the level L'ronnd to mil forward on his errand than the Herman troops, who.-.- trenches were here only at. short raiiirc, opcm-d a fierce tiro upon him by volleys. Eitst a bullet passed through tho youiiu' nun'- ejrr:-ti.-nat : then kis rap was struck; hi.- bavoisack and wafer liottH w<we ri<id!c<l l>v s-vrr.-.I shots : then n hole was hni-d through the scahb.ird of ili* bayonet, 'i'hroucb it all vounir lx-maiiv advanced coolly and without friHorinu'. and finally ho reached the trench Mdiero tho captain to whom ho bore the message was miraculously enough. without a wound. So now (lallet pinned on to Id's breast the little silver medal, and then, .liter the customary ho made him stand then' by his side while the whole regiment with role:-'- ilvnitr and with its band ohiyiiT.- 'Tho Marseillaise,' march- -1 past liim with a salute. The v.niforms vert> torn and soiled, the men weie and 501110 of them wero hazard, but thp Pro.-idonl of the Kepnblk. in his threat review pi. July 1-1 at T/ntrihamp-, never saw a march past carried out with groat+-r da»k and ispmr than this tribute of the 127 th to tin- courage of their youncomrade. And while the little ceremouy ■was going on a, O--. rmau Tatihe monoplane <:amo circling overhead. The Frenchmen did not deign to notice it. b'lt tlie airman up above* tiiftr-e. passed to and fro. •rirlantiy puzzled .i« to what this curious littl« parade ji'.«t nutaids tho firing line might mean. ' Lkiahle- to satisfy himself, k? dropped two bond)-, which hurt no one, and flew away-—G. Ward Price, in the 'Daily Mail,' October 7.

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MARCH PAST A HERO, Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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MARCH PAST A HERO Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914