Saturday, 31 May 2014

Jean Stevens, Richmond

Jean François Joseph Stevens, a soldier from the artillery division that defended the fortresses of Liège, was born in Borgloon, Limburg, on 29 April 1884. 

He died on 22 December 1918, 41 days after Armistice. He lies buried in Richmond Cemetery, a CWGC cemetery. The local cemetery records in fact deem him to be female. A message was sent to those responsible of both records and website data. 

Just how he came to die is not known just yet. Of the nearly 42,000 Belgian soldiers who were killed during the war, 4000 died after Armistice.

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