Corporal Jules André Peugeot was the first French soldier who died during WW 1.
On the memorial it says: "On Sunday 2 August 1914 Corporal Jules André Peugeot of the 44e R.I. was killed here during a mission at a border post at Joncherey. More than 30 hours before she declared war to France, Imperial Germany has already spilled the first French blood of the War of 1914-1918"
This memorial for Caporal Peugeot, erected in 1959, is the second memorial.
The first memorial, erected in 1922, has been destroyed
on 24 July 1940 by German troops.