Paris, Cimetière du Père Lachaise
Avenue du Père Lachaise
The crypt, with its monument to commemorate all Belgian soldiers that died in France during the First World War, is located near the cemetery’s back entrance in the Boulevard de Ménilmontant.
In 1922 the remains of our Belgian soldiers who were buried in various cemeteries in Paris during the First World War, were concentrated in a crypt at the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris. Since the crypt under the monument is not accessable for the public, one could also call it a mass grave.
This monument is a tribute to all Belgian heroes that died in France.
The monument contains the remains of 102 soldiers whose identity is known and one unknown Belgian soldier.
Their names are engraved into the curves of the monument.