Memorial

Lucien Descamps house Lucien Descamps house

Plaque: Lucien Descamps house

In this house lived, at the time of his arrest, Lucien Henri Vincent Benjamin Descamps. Born at Ath, 28 September 1876. Shot at the National Shooting Range by the Germans 25 June 1917, for services rendered to his country, Belgium.
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Passing, remember this hero!

Original inscription:

DANS CETTE MAISON
HABITAIT, AU MOMENT
DE SON ARRESTATION
LUCIEN HENRI
VINCENT BENJAMIN
DESCAMPS
NÉ À ATH,
LE 28 SEPTEMBRE 1876,
FUSILLÉ AU TIR NATIONAL
PAR LES ALLEMANDS
LE 25 JUIN 1917
POUR SERVICES RENDUS À LA PATRIE BELGE
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PASSANT, SOUVIENS-TOI
DE CE HÉROS!

We imagine that this plaque used to be at eye-level, but that the installation of the shop window left no wall-space for it so it was elevated. We are glad that the plaque was retained but the chance of any passer-by seeing it, let alone reading it and "remembering" are about zero. We were alerted to its existence by the commune and our camera has a powerful zoom.

Site: Lucien Descamps house (1 memorial)

1210, chaussée de Louvain, 44

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Subjects commemorated

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Lucien Henri Vincent Benjamin Descamps

Born Ath. On the St Josse War Memorial his initials are given as L.E.V.B. W...

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