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War Memorial Oedelem

At the St. Lambertus Church in Oedelem, the war memorial stands for the military, civilian and requisitioned victims (World War I) and one military victim (World War II).

It is a detached natural stone monument, inaugurated by the municipality in 1920.
At the top is a cross with the Belgian coat of arms in relief below it.
Centrally located between semicircular columns with a simple capital, hangs a copper text plate with the names of the soldiers who died for the fatherland and the claimed workmen who died in exile.
The coat of arms of Oedelem and the date "1914 - 1918" has been applied in scrolls under the copper text plate.
Below is a picture with the name of a victim of the second world war:
1940 - soldier - 1945
Ghislain Van Hyfte "

There are two columns in front of the monument, each with 2 names of civilian victims:
left: Kamiel Huyghe - Henri Tanghe
right: Alfred Van De Bruaene - Silvie Cornelis

Source: Heritage object - war memorials

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  • Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
  • Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck