Hulde aan / Tribute to
William Leggett - Geluwe - 10/11/2008
Op maandag 10 november 2008 brachten
een aantal familieleden van William
Leggett een bezoek aan Geluwe. Hierbij brachten ze een hulde bij het monument
voor hun overleden familielid William Leggett, de eerste Australiër die sneuvelde
in de Ieper Salient.
Please find below some photographs of a tribute
Leggett by four members of the Leggett family on Monday, November, 10th, 2008.
The family lives in Australia and paid tribute to William Legget, the first Australian
soldier to be killed in the Ypres Salient.
hosts the family during their stay at Geluwe. He took, together with Johan Durnez,
the initiative to build this monument. With the support of Kiwanis Wervik-Tabaksstreek
they were able to erect the monument in 2001.
the eldermen of the city of Wervik.
Dirk Decuypere explains that the negative
of the monument has been placed in Australia in 2005.
reads a short story on William Leggett.
by the family.
by Johan Durnez.
At the old
city hall of Geluwe a reception took place and a few speeches were held.
held a speech as elderman of the city.
explained their contribution to the project.
of the last members of the resistance at Geluwe during the Second World War presented
a few gifts to the family. An emotional moment.
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