Ernest Psichari was a young French writer, killed during the Battle of the borders that opposed the French army and the German one in 1914. This monument has been erected quite close to the place where he is said to have died. His grave is currently located in the l'Orée de la Forêt cemetery in Rossignol.
Ernest Psichiari is born is a French intellectual family. He engaged very young in the army and he took part to the colonialm expeditions in Tchad and in Mauritania. He has written four novels. The second one was a great success. His last two novels were influenced by catholicism. A few time befor ethe war, he was thinking about becoming a Dominican monk.
He died during the first days of the Frist World War and he became a symbol some people consider as a Christian martyr, and some other as a model soldier. However, he has always been an indecisive person, who hesitated between varied trends of thinking. Then, Rossignol became a pilgrimage place for thousands of catholics and militaries and this memorial is dedicated to him.