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Andre Debry
Andre Debry
Birth: 15 June 1898
Rosieres-en-Santerre, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
Death: 31 August 2005
Argenton-sur-Creuse, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Age: 107 years, 77 days
Country: FranceFRA

Andre Leon Alphonse Debry [French: André Léon] (15 June 1898 – 31 August 2005) was a French centenarian who was one of the last surviving French veterans of the First World War. He was later created an officer of the Legion d'Honneur, both for his war record, and for his work as principal of a school.


Debry was born inRosieres-en-Santerre, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France on 15 June 1898. He was a soldier in the First World War. After the war, he met Marguerite Pingaud (10 October 1903 – January 2006), the woman he later married on 12 August 1924 in his home town.

In 2005, Andre and Marguerite Debry were able to celebrate their 81st wedding anniversary; this set a record for the longest marriage. They lived together in Argenton-sur-Creuse, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France until his death on 31 August 2005 at the age of 107 years, 77 days. Marguerite died in January 2006 at the age of 102.[1]