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Madeleine Vanleenhove


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My Grandfather was a soldier who served in France and Belgium during the First World War.He died some years ago,amongst his possessions were two letters he had received in 1918 from a lady named Madeleine Vanleenhove who lived in Lisieux,Calvados.In my quest to discover something about this lady I have sent many letters to Lisieux but without success.The Town Hall have informed me there is no administritive trace of Madeleine ever having lived in Lisieux.No birth,no marriage,no death.My belief now is that she may well have been a Belgian refugee.

Were any records kept of refugees who were found accommodation in Calvados?

I would appreciate any advice.

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A quick Google search doesn't turn up many Vanleenhoves, and the name is also apparently absent from the Fire Cross Book and war graves database from the Flanders Fields Museum.

There is a Belgian surfer and an astro photographer. Might be worthwhile contacting them.

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It is was very normal Flemish name at the time. There are a lot of Vanleenhove's remaining today, so it won't be easy to find out from where she was...

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