Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué, 8e Linie Regiment (Belgian Army).
Frans was born at Dendermonde, a small town outside Brussels on 1 May 1884.
He enlistment in Dendermonde in August 1914.
He was killed 60 miles to the south at Boninne, outside Namur, on 23 August 1914.
That September half of Dendermonde was utterly destroyed by the invading German army.
Originally buried at Boninne, his body was repatriated to Dendermonde post-war where he still is today (civil cemetery).
23 August 1914 killed in action
Research by David O'Mara
For more on this day, 23 August 1914, readers will find the WFA Diary of the War of interest.
Readers interested in the plight of Belgium during the First World War will be intersted in this article 'Making Sense of the War (Belgian)'
Dendermonde. First World War. Wikipedia (accessed 23 August 2016)