Memorial

Gendarmerie War Memorial Gendarmerie War Memorial

Monument: Gendarmerie War Memorial

{On the scroll at the statues' feet:}
To the officers, under officers, brigadiers and constables who died for the law and the country. Laws.

{On the wall behind is a list of the fallen:)
1914 - 1918
{92 names in alphabetic sequence. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}
1918 - 1940
{9 names in alphabetic sequence. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}
1940 - 1945
{310 names in alphabetic sequence, except for the last 2 lines. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}

Original inscription:

{On the scroll at the statues' feet:}
AUX OFFICIERS SOUS OFFICIERS
BRIGADIERS ET GENDARMES
MORTS POUR LA LOI ET LA PATRIE

LEX

{On the wall behind is a list of the fallen:)
1914 - 1918
{92 names in alphabetic sequence. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}
1918 - 1940
{9 names in alphabetic sequence. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}
1940 - 1945
{310 names in alphabetic sequence, except for the last 2 lines. See the Subjects Commemorated for the names}

We spotted the sculptor's signature and date (1921) on the flying coat and on the female figure. The lettering in the list of the fallen was so badly damaged that the names were illegible. We contacted the Centre d’Histoire et des traditions de la Gendarmerie hoping that they could produce a list. They did better than that - they had the names renewed so that everyone can now read them. Within the 3 sections the names are listed alphabetically with the exception of the the last 2 lines. This could be because those people died some time after receiving their injuries in WW2 or perhaps they are members of the police force who have died (in line of duty) since. The former seems the more likely explanation, especially since policeman Freddy Breem (site 10 on the ave.de la Couronne map) is not in the list.

Site: Gendarmerie War Memorial (1 memorial)

1050, avenue General Jacques, junction rue Juliette Wytsman

Go to map of other memorials in this area