This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who served in, and survived, The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread. Gareth André, Georges Yvan (‘Le Bison’) France Internationals: 7 : 1913 SA – (1c) E- W- (1t) I- ; 1914 I- (1t) W- E- (1t) Georges André was born on 13 August 1889, in Paris. Played as a Wing for: Racing Club de France Profession: Physical Education teacher War service: After service in the 103ème Regiment d’Infanterie from 12 October 1910, he was mobilised on 2 August 1914 and promoted to Caporal on 1 September, then to Sergent on 2 September. On 13 November 1917 he transferred to the Aviation Militaire. Remarks: “André played seven successive matches until the outbreak of the War, but gained additional fame as an athlete, representing France at the Olympics between 1908 and 1924. As a wing he ran with an unusual action, a legacy of his expertise as a hurdler, and was difficult opponent to halt.” He was killed in action on 4 May 1943 in Tunisia.