Memorial

Dossin Dossin

Monument: Dossin

{at the top right of the Anvers relief:}
8 October 1914
{On the plinth for the bust:}
Lieutenant-General Baron Dossin de Saint-Georges, 1854 - 1936
{on the shoulder of the bust, handwritten:}
Baron Dossin de Saint-Georges after death, 6 September 1937, Eug. J.De Bremaecker
{at the top left of the Yser relief:}
Saint-Georges 1914

Original inscription:

{at the top right of the Anvers relief:}
8 OCTOBRE 1914

{On the plinth for the bust:}
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL
BARON
DOSSIN DE SAINT-GEORGES
1854 - 1936
{on the shoulder of the bust, handwritten:}
Le Baron Dossin de St Georges
après décès
6 SEPT 1937
Eug. J.De Bremaecker

{at the top left of the Yser relief:}
SAINT-GEORGES 1914

The bas-reliefs represent two events that took place in 1914: the retreat at Antwerp (Anvers) and the battle of Saint-Georges which is near Nieuport where the river Yser meets the sea. Click on external link for some detailed information about the battle of Yser.
The siting of this monument was contentious even before it was erected. There were attempts to have it built at the eastern tip of the Jardin du Roi and when that failed, to have it moved to the garden adjoining the Sainte Croix church (near pl Flagey) which continued even after World War 2. But it remained where we see it today.

Site: Dossin (1 memorial)

1050, square de la Croix-Rouge

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Subjects commemorated

946

General Dossin de Saint-Georges

Successful in battle at Saint-Georges near Nieuport in WW1.

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