Memorial at Southampton Old Cemetery

There is a memorial to the Belgian soldiers at Southampton Old Cemetery. On one of the plaques, there are the names of Belgian soldiers who were buried in Netley at the time of it's erection on May 23rd 1916. The names are as follows:


Lieut. G. Petit

R.M Soetaert

G. Billiet

J. Salien

D. Fanbrack

L. Ducastell

J. Gillis

M. Fancon

V. Janssens

E. Quost

J. Githers

G. Haverland

A.J. Bertiaux

J. Hainaut

J. Damhay

L. Noe

L. Minn


G. De Laethauwer

J.B. Lombaerts

D. Van Haeck


According to the burial records, Noe and Ferlia were removed from the cemetery in 1923 as were Ducastell, Gillis, Laethauwer, Damhay and Lombaerts.

Here is a link to a page from Niko about the Chasseurs à Pied - Jagers te Voet  - The Belgian Light Infantry


And another from Danny Delcambre regarding the Netley Belgian Burials:




The Daisy is the flower of Remembrance for Belgium.

Adhemar BERTIAUX died 7th November 1914 Born 15th March 1893?


Burial record states 58887 Bertiaux A. J. Belgian died 7th November 1914 age 21

Burial no 813 Roman Catholic



Gaston BILLIET died 4th November 1914 Born 24th April 1895?


Burial record states Gaston Billiet Belgian died 4th November 1914 age 26

Burial record no 811 Roman Catholic

Maurice FAUCON died 17th November 1914 Born 1st March 1889?


Burial record states 53612 Foucon B or M Belgian died 17th November 1914 age 25

Burial record no 815 Roman Catholic

Jean HAINAUT died 22nd November 1914 Born 19th December 1887?


Burial record states 46495 Pte Jean Hainant Belgian died 22nd November 1914 age 27

Burial record no 819 Roman Catholic

Rene G.G. HAVERLAND died 27th October 1914 born 12th April 1897?


There is a burial record for a Pte Howcolanol Belgian died on 29th October 1914. Burial record no 802 Roman Catholic.

On there is a death certificate for a George Haverland born abt 1897 and died 1914 age 17. Is this the same person?

Victor JANSSENS died 9th December 1914 Born 2nd December 1893?


Burial record states 58998 Pte V Janssens Belgian died 9th December 1914 age 27

Burial record no 820 Roman Catholic

Leopold MIN died 20th October 1914


Burial record states 54111 Pte. Leopold Min Belgian died 29th october 1914 age 28.

Burial record no 805 Roman Catholic

Gaston PETIT died 28th October 1914 Born 26th November 1882?


Burial record states Lieut. P. Garcon Belgian. died 28th October 1914

Burial record no 798 Roman Catholic


The translation is as follows:
"Petit Gaston, Born at Chairières on 26 november 1882
Sub Lieutenant, Order of Leopold, War Cross, Military Cross 2e Class
Tried to stop, practically on his own, the enemy advance but his legs were shot off by an enemey machine gun on 20 september 1914. Was evacuated to Folkstone were he died on 28 October 1914."


From André Declercq.


That puts him in de defense of Antwerp, the 3rd Regiment of Chasseurs fought in the region of Londerzeel (near the fortresses of Liezele and Breendonk). There were several patrols in force to the south near Opwijk between 20 and 22 september 1914, where they clashed with elements of the German Marine Division. That's where he probably got wounded.


Thank you Niko.

Edouard QUOST died 18th November 1914


Burial record states Edward Quost Belgian died 13th November 1914 age 25

Burial record no 814

Jan SALIEN died 1st November 1914 Born 11th April 1886?


Burial record states 45744 Jean Salien Belgian died 1st November 1914

Burial no 809 Roman Catholic

Renaat SOETAERT died 29th October 1914 Born 7th May 1890?


Burial record states Pte Soetart Belgian died 29th October 1914

Burial record no. 801 Roman Catholic

Picture came fron the database of André Declercq.Thank you Niko.

Desiderius VAN BROECK died 1st November 1914 Born 26th September 1891?


Burial record states  Desire Fanbrack  Belgian died 1st November 1914 age 23

Burial record no 810 Roman Catholic


Could be D. Van Haeck?



These three headstones have no date of death on. There is a burial record for one.

Unknown Belgian died 29th October 1914 age 26

Burial record no 807 Roman Catholic


I have found a burial record for 55971 Pte. Julian GITHERS Belgian died 19th November 1914 age 24 but no headstone.

Burial record no 817 Roman Catholic

Also another Pte Frances de VOS Belgian died 26th October 1914. No headstone.

Burial record no 797 Roman Catholic

I cannot find any name similar to this on so can't find a death certificate. Any help greatly appreciated.




A Belgian Soldier

A Belgian Soldier

A Belgian Soldier

Belgian Commemorative Medal
Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
© Julie Green

This website was created using 1&1 MyWebsite.