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Biography Of Lieutenant Jean Brillant

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Another individual who stands out from the Royal 22e Regiment is Lieutenant Jean Brillant, who was wounded not once, not twice, but three times! Here is his story. He was born on March 15, in Assemetquaghan, Quebec. In 1915, Brillant was enlisted in the 189th battalion, CEF. Later, in 1916, he was assigned to the 22nd Infantry Battalion. Due to his conduct during a raid in May, 1918, Brillant received the Military Cross. In August 1918, in France, he rushed and captured a German machine gun that was holding up the advancement of his company. He personally killed two of the machine gun's crew, and was wounded. Furthermore, Brillant later led two platoons in a successful attack on enemy positions, when he suffered his second wound. The next day,
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