23 August 1914 Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué killed in action in Belgium on this day

Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué, 8e Linie Regiment (Belgian Army).

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 

 

REFERENCE

Dendermonde. First World War. Wikipedia (accessed 23 August 2016)