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Edouard MEEUS

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Surname: MEEUS

Forename(s): Edouard

Place of Birth: Louvain, Belgium

Service No: 63963

Rank: Soldier 2nd Class

Regiment / Corps / Service: Belgian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Coy 11th Infantry Regiment

Division: division unknown

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1918-10-11

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Edouard Meeus (born 20 August 1893) was the son of Petrus Franciscus and Wilhelmina Meeus. His parents were living at Silsden, Yorkshire, at the time of their son's death.

Photograph: Belgian Defense Archives. (Kindly supplied by Dominiek Dendooven of the Stedelijk Museum, Leper.)

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Soldier 2nd Class Edouard MEEUS

Soldier 2nd Class Edouard MEEUS

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Belgian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Belgian Infantry

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Information from the card index in the Belgian Defense Archives.(Kindly supplied by Dominiek Dendooven of the Stedelijk Museum, Leper)

Nr. 111/63963
Meeus Edouard
Soldier 2nd class – war volunteer 1915
Joined on 1 April 1915
1m75 tall, chestnut coloured hair, bailiff clerk

11th infantry regiment (regiment de ligne), 2nd company (as from 1 Oct 1917)
Born in Louvain on 20 August 1893
Father: Petrus Franciscus
Mother: Wilhelmina Manels
Died of wounds in the Belgian field hospital of Beveren-aan-de-IJzer on 11 Oct 1918 at 9.30 p.m.

Originally buried in Beveren-aan-de-Ijzer
Re-buried on 28 July 1924 in the Belgian military Hospital of De Panne (Kerkstraat), grave J-84

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Soldier 2nd Class Edouard Meeus

Kindly supplied by Dominiek Dendooven of the Stedelijk Museum, Leper

Belgian Defense Archives

Belgian Defense Archives

Soldier 2nd Class Edouard Meeus

Kindly supplied by Dominiek Dendooven of the Stedelijk Museum, Leper

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01 November 1918

SILSDEN – A ‘Silsden’ Belgian Dies From Wounds

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Meeus, 34, Aire View, Silsden, and late of Louvain, Belgium, have received word that their son, Private Edward Meeus, 11th Infantry Regiment of the Belgian Army, died of wounds at a Belgian Hospital in France on October 11th. Private Meeus, who was 25 years of age, had gone through three years of very heavy fighting. Another brother, Private Leon Meeus, was taken prisoner three days after war broke out. Prior to coming to Silsden the family resided at Draughton.

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01 November 1918

Belgian Family’s Loss

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Meeus, of 34, Aire View, Silsden, and late of Louvain, Belgium, have received word that their son, Pte. Edward Meeus, 11th Infantry Regiment of the Belgian Army, died of wounds at a Belgian hospital in France on Oct. 11th. Pte. Meeus, who was 25 years of age, had gone through three years of very heavy fighting, another brother, Pte. Leon Meeus, was taken a prisoner three days after war broke out. Prior to coming to Silsden the family resided at Draughton.

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