Georges Gault really came to the fore as a lawn tennis player in early June 1913, when he reached the Challenge Round of the men’s singles event at the French National Championships at the Racing Club de France in Paris. He was beaten in the final match, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4, by the defending champion, Max Decugis.
When World War One broke out, Georges Gault voluntarily joined the French Army and was serving as a machine gun operator when he was killed in action on the Somme by the explosion of a shell near to his position. He was two weeks short of what would have been his 31st birthday.
After World War One, the Coupe Georges Gault (also known as the All Saints’ Tournament), an indoor meeting held annually around All Saints’ Day, was created in his name. The venue for the tournament was the Racing Club de France, where Georges Gault had been a member before the war.
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