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Piron Brigade

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Private Henri DUCHENES

2nd Company - 5th Platoon

Born in Glimes on the 10th November 1919

Wounded in Sallenelles on the 17th August 1944 (deceased on the 22)

Buried in Thorembais-les-B├ęguines


It was during an offensive patrol on the 17th August 1944 in Sallenelles, that the patrol commanded by Warrant Officer (Van Remoortele) came under heavy machine gun and mortar fire seriously wounding (Duchenes) he was evacuated back to friendly lines but later died as a result of his injuries on 22nd August 1944 in the 6th Canadian Hospital.


Monument to the glory of the Belgian and Luxembourg soldiers of the 1st Belgian Brigade and their leader, Colonel Jean PIRON with the names of 6 soldiers fallen in Sallenelles. (Situated in the main area of Sallenelles).