Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Zottegem
Oost-Vlaanderen

Heldenlaan

Heldenmonument

Heroes Monument

Désiré Van Den Bossche (Zottegem 1892 - Masnuy St. Jean 1916), courier
Léonce Roels (Oudenaarde 1869 - Masnuy St. Jean 1916), notary at Zottegem
Jules Vits
1921

Zottegem /  Heldenmonument   Zottegem /  Heldenmonument

Description

Bronze statue of the peace angel with a boy with flag, symbolizing progeny, on a pedestal with in front a wounded soldier and a standing forced labourer. On the sides portrait medallions of Désiré Van Den Bossche en Léonce Roels.

Inscription(s)

1914 1918
sottegem
ter verheerlijking
van zijne
helden
Under the portrait medaillons:

desideer
VAN DEN BOSSCHE
gestorven
voor 't vaderland
doodgeschoten
te masnuy st jean
den 2 maart 1916
Leonce ROELS
mort pour la patrie
fusillé à masnuy st jean
le 2 mars 1916

hommage des notaires
belges et francais
a leur confrere

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°52'12" E 3°48'37"

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Item Code: beov029; Photograph: 31 May 2008
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