Soldier, born in Thiovor, Senegal.
He was forced to take part in World War 1 along with French, his colonial master. He was due to be decorated with the Legion d'Honneur by France on 11 November 1998, in his home village, on the 80th anniversary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918. He died on 10 November 1998.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan