Memorial

Louise de Bettignies St Gilles Prison

Plaque: Louise de Bettignies

The National Federation of the Crosses of Fire, the St Gilles Section. To the memory of the great French heroine, Louise de Bettignies, imprisoned at St Gilles, condemned to death by the Germans, died in Germany 17 September 1918.
2 October 1948

Original inscription:

LA FEDERATION NATIONALE DES CROIX DE FEU
SECTION DE ST GILLES
A LA MEMOIRE DE LA GRANDE HEROINE FRANCAISE
LOUISE DE BETTIGNIES
EMPRISONNEE A ST GILLES
CONDAMNEE A MORT PAR LES ALLEMANDS
DECEDEE EN ALLEMAGNE LE 17.9.1918
2.10.1948

This plaque is to the right of the main entrance to the prison, beneath the list of WW1 names.

Site: St Gilles Prison (3 memorials)

1060, ave Ducpetiaux, St Gilles Prison

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