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Remembered Today:

A pic for our Belgian pals.


chrislock
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For our Belgian Pals.

On a recent trip to my home town in the UK, I walked through a nearby village church yard. Look who I found in a quiet corner! I paid my respects and laid a poppy cross for a fallen Belgian soldier far from home.

Strange to think he comes from just up the road, where I live and work today!

Wij zullen ze herdenken!

Chris.

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Not forgotten.

Bernard

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Well done Chris, remembered, just like the Nw Zealander I found in my home Cemetery.

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Rather an unusual gravestone as it is not the standard Belgian stone.

That is/was quite a low stone with a bronze insert in it with the inscription.

Perhaps this was a private initiative.

Patrick De Wolf at ABL1914@pandora.be would like a copy of the photo. He has compiled a great inventy of Belgian war dead and is trying to check all the entries and get photos of the lot.

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A thought: the name Van De Venne - is that a Dutch-speaking anme? It certainly would seem to me. In which case, he has a French inscription, rather than Dutch. I notice that the 'traditional' style (there are some in Cambridge Cemetery, if I remember aright), have French for French-speakers, and Dutch for Dutch-speakers, I believe. Is this grave a CWGC one?

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