The national military war memorial 'Old Pupils, the Troop Children and Army Pupils' was erected in 1921-1922 on the Graanmarkt, opposite the entrance of the former Pupillenschool in Aalst, where boys received military training until the 1960s. inaugurated in July 1922 by Prince Leopold.
After World War II, two more plaques commemorating Captain Commander Charles Claser and Colonel Jean de Schrijver and the years "1940-1945" were added to the memorial.
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- Text: Marie-Christine Vinck
- Photos: Marie-Christine Vinck