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23 August 1914 : Serg-farrier Frans Raymond Paqué


Born on 1 May 1884 in Dendermonde (Belgium), a small town outside of Brussels to parents Jozef (Joseph) Leopold Paque and Joanna Hofman. He was a shoemaker, married to Josephina (Josephine) Maria Bomhals (born 1 April 1893, died 28 July 1973) A volunteer soldier since 1903, 108/5106 Sergent-Fourrier, 1st Battalion, 8th Line, 3rd Company was kille…

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21 April 1916: 113/27630 Sdt.2.Kl. Louis Cloosstermans, 13 Linieregiment (1)


¬†Born at Scherpenheuvel, Flemish Brabant, on 21 June 1896, Louis was still living in his town of birth at the time of the German invasion in August 1914. After escaping to France as a refugee, he volunteered for service in the Belgian Army for the duration of the war in early 1915 and served on the Yser Front (specifically Nieupoort, Drie Grachten…

26 April 1916: 137/15564 Luit. Arthur Pierre Joseph Ghisain Lupsin


Born at Furfooz, Namur on 14 September 1890, Arthur was an officer of the reserve at the time of the outbreak of war. Mobilised on 1 August 1914, he saw action at the Battle of Halen and the Battle of the Yser before settling into the static warfare on the Yser front from the winter of 1914 through to 1916. Arthur was killed in action after being…

10 December 1915 : Robin Everingham KIA on this day


Robin was educated by private tutor. When was was declared on 4 August 1914, Robin was at sea on a return voyage from South America. He was completing his 4th year for a navigation certification on the SS Pentwyn. The ship was taken for a transport by the Government. They were moving big guns from Woolwich to Antwerp when the city fell. Robin obt…