Brussel

 

 

The civil cemetery of the city of Brussels is located on the territory of Evere at the Eenboomstraat.

The honorary park is completely surrounded by tall trees and thus well isolated from the rest of the cemetery. It is a beautiful, well maintained, park.

 

There are 227 victims of the First World War, including only one unknown soldier. therefore the total number of unknown soldiers is Brussels is two.

 

The design of the tombstone is unique, you won't find a similar one on the Belgian cemeteries.

 

Every year in November the city of Brussels places chrysanthemums on the grave of every hero.

 

 

 

 

At the honorary park, scattered among our compatriots, victims of the Great War, we find the remains of seven soldiers of the French Army. Two French soldiers had been treated in the first months of the war in Brussels hospitals for battle injuries. They died because of those injuries when the city was already occupied by the Germans. The third French soldier died in 1916 and the four others were wounded in the final offensive and died after the armistice in Brussels hospitals.

 

KLÈBER AUGIS was born in Mareilly en Beaunce, Department Loir et Cher (Fr) on January 4, 1891. He was a soldier in the 10th Regiment Engineers. Klèber died in a military hospital in Brussels on December 12, 1918 of Spanish flu.

 

GABRIEL BELLANGER was born in Sézanne, Department Marne (Fr) on September 3, 1889. He was a corporal in the 94th Infantry Regiment. Gabriel died in a military hospital in Brussels on January 1, 1915 due to serious injuries sustained during the first battles.

 

RENÉ DESGRANGES was born in Champigny, Department Seine (Fr) on June 11, 1887. He was a soldier in the 49th Infantry Regiment. René died in a military hospital in Brussels on February 15, 1916. In his military record was the entry "presumé Blessé Grièvement" (presumed seriously injured) crossed out later.

 

BERNARD DUBOURG was born in Taller, Departement of the Landes (Fr) on December 7, 1893. He was a soldier in the 8th Hussars. Bernard died in the Royal Palace in Brussels on September 27, 1914 due to serious injuries sustained during the first battles. The Brussels royal palace was used as an hospital during the Great War.

 

JULES GOUJART was born in Reims, Department Marne (FR) on January 22, 1876. He was a corporal in the 16th regiment of territorial infantry. Jules died in the military hospital in Brussels on October 5, 1914 due to serious injuries sustained during the first battles.

 

PIERRE LOISY was born in Menetreuil, Department Saône et Loire (Fr) on January 13, 1887. He was a gunner in the 203rd Field Artillery Regiment. Pierre died in the hospital of St John in Brussels on November 29, 1918 of Spanish flu.

 

PAUL MOINEL was born in Antwerp, Belgium on January 13, 1887. He was mobilized in Toul, Department Meurthe et Moselle. He was a soldier in the 19th squadron field railways. Paul died in St John’s hospital in Brussels on March 28, 1919 of Spanish flu.

 

 

 

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