Sorting through French family pictures, papers and glass slides. Trying to put names to faces.

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The picture below is the same gentleman (on the right) with his brother, who he had just bumped in to on the front.

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It would take a better scan to be 100% certain, but it looks like an Adrian helmet, with crossed cannons indicating an artillery unit.

Branch insignia in the form of a grenade for line infantry and cavalry, a bugle horn for chasseurs, crossed cannon for artillery, an anchor for colonial troops and a crescent for North African units was attached to the front.

A nice example can be seen at the Australian War Memorial:

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So yes, French, WW1 era, after 1915.

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