Théophile Marie Brébant

Théophile Marie Brébant (24 May 1889 – 20 February 1965) was a French Army officer during World War I and World War II. He ended his career in 1946 with the rank of colonel.

Théophile Marie Brébant
Photo du colonel Brébant en 1959.jpg
Théophile Marie Brébant
Born24 May 1889
Plésidy, France
Died20 February 1965
Guingamp, France
AllegianceFlag of France.svg French Army
Years of service1908–1946
Battles/warsWorld War I
Rif War
World War II
AwardsCommander of the Legion of Honor
Croix de guerre 1914-1918
Croix de guerre 1939-1945
Croix de guerre des TOE
French Croix du combattant
Colonial Medal staple with Morocco
Medal commemorating the war 1914–1918
World War I Victory Medal
Medal commemorating the war of 1939–1945 with staple France
Wounded military insignia
Medal of La Marne
Medal of Verdun
Medal commemorating the Battle of the Somme (1940)


Brébant served from 23 July 1908 to 14 June 1946 in the French Army.

During his career he belonged to the following regiments:

During World War I, Brébant participated in the First Battle of the Marne and the Battle of Verdun.

During the Second World War from 1939 to 1940, he participated in the Battle of France. Then he was a prisoner in Germany in Oflag IV-D (Hoyerswerda, Lower Silesia).


A street of Guingamp (France) is now called "Col. Brébant" to honour him. It is planned to name a street where a green space in his name at Le Mans (France).