Euthalie Amelie Bal

First NameEuthalie Amelie
Middle Name
Last NameBal née Van Vaerenbergh
Date of birth1836
GenderFemale
ProfessionWidow of distiller, Cornelius Joseph Bal from Antwerp
Family MembersLouis Bal (child)
NotesNOTES : Euthalie Bal died in Tunbridge Wells and her body was repatriated in June 1919. The Kent and Sussex Courier of 7th January 1915 reported her death and funeral : "DEATH OF AN AGED BELGIAN REFUGEE - The death occurred on Saturday of Madam Euthalie Amelie Van Vaerenbergh, an Antwerp lady, who took refuge in England, and has been living at 3 Woodbury Park-road. She was 79 years of age, and was well known to the local Belgian community by whom she was greatly revered and respected. The funeral took place on Tuesday. Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at St Augustine's Catholic Church in the morning, and was attended by nearly all the Belgians resident in the town. Mons. L'Abbe Lemmens, late of Malines, conducted, while the Rev.Canon Keatinge assisted in the Sanctuary, and gave absolutions after the Mass. The Mass was sung by the Belgian nuns, who are now the guests of the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells (Mr. C.W. Emson), and who came from Malines. The Abbe Lemmens officiated at the Cemetery, where the coffin has been placed in the mortuary until the end of the war, when it will be removed to Belgium. Messrs. Kempster and Sons, of Camden-road, were the undertakers. This firm also carried out the work of embalming the body." - Rue du Commerce, Handelslei, was renamed Italielei after the war. SOURCES : Kent and Sussex Courier (British Newspaper Archive); Kempster and Sons Funeral Directors Archives, Tunbridge Wells
Belgian Addresses
  • Italiëlei 112, Antwerp, Belgium
UK Addresses
  • 3 Woodbury Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Italiëlei 112, Antwerp, Belgium

3 Woodbury Park Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent