The story behind Rue Jean-Brillant


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Lieutenant Jean Brillant was only 28 when he was killed in the Battle of Amiens in the First World War.

This street honours Jean Baptiste Arthur Brillant (1890-1918), who was born in Routhierville in the Lower Saint Lawrence region. One of the bravest Canadian officers during the First World War, Brillant was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), the most prestigious award for gallantry that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.