I was at the civil cemetery of Vilvoorde on the Mechelsesteenweg the day after the havoc wreaked by copper thieves.


Here also heroes and veterans of both World Wars are buried in a large honorary park. I have not counted them but there are an estimated 400 of them. For sure the copper thieves could have been busy for a long time but fortunately they were disturbed in their dirty business. Also fortunately for us, the graves of the heroes of the First World War had not yet been damaged. They had not come this far on the civil cemetery when they were disturbed by something or someone.


I was happy to be able to photograph 49 graves and I walked also by two graves with an unknown nameplate.


I noticed two soldiers whom both had the same name, Jan Frans Lombaerts.

Note the poor condition of the tombstones.










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