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Belgian War Graves Leuven

The cemetery of Leuven contains numerous graves of Belgian military and civilian victims of both world wars.

Grave of Alphonse VERLOOY (13.11.1923 - 25.3.1945)
1st War Volunteer
gloriously fallen
on the right bank
van den Rhijn te Stapp "

The Brotherhood of the 4th Fusiliers.

The 4th Fusilier battalion was established in Tervuren on October 11, 1944. On December 8 it came under the command of the 9th US Army of the 12th US Army group.
On January 5, 1945, the Nazi Germany entered and on March 25 they crossed the Rhine near Driessen.
Alphonse Verlooy was killed by shrapnel when a shell exploded 4 meters from the group. He was the first Belgian soldier to die on the banks of the Rhine. He was buried in Leuven with military honors on Wednesday April 4.

The cemetery of Leuven contains a plot of honour with the graves of resistance fighters and political prisoners who perished in the Second World War

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  • Text: Luc Van Waeyenberge & Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Luc van Waeyenberge (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8), Marie-Christine Vinck (6, 7)