10.11.2019 - New adoption soldier
While I was researching the Belgian soldiers that were killed in the Battle of the Silver Helmets in Halen, Belgium on August 12, 1914, I found a link to become a sponsor of one of the Belgian soldiers that were repatriated to their hometown.
I immediately contacted the association to become a sponsor of the grave of a soldier in my hometown of Diest, now buried at the communal cemetery. His name is Jozef Beckers. He was wounded during the battle in Nieuwpoort on March 18, 1918 and died of his wounds one day later at the hotel L'Océan in De Panne, which was doing service as a hospital.
Lest we forget...