Louis de Champsavin was a career military officer who joined the 20e RÃ©giment de Chasseurs in the late 19th century. He competed at the 1900 Olympics in equestrian events but eventually rose to a rank of commandant in the French military. During World War I he was given the Croix de Guerre with Palms and was twice mentioned in despatches for bravery. He was placed in charge of the Fort de Tavannes during the Battle of Verdun and was badly injured by German gas warfare. De Champsavin was evacuated to a military hospital at Nantes where he later died from his injuries.
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