Jacques Joseph Hamoir

First NameJacques
Middle NameJoseph
Last NameHamoir
Date of birth1857
ProfessionRetired police officer
Family MembersLucien Hamoir (child)
NotesPresumed model for Agathie Christie's Hercule Poirot See: http://www.belgianrefugees14-18.be/index.php/getuigenissen/testimonies/36-jacques-joseph-hamoir-agatha-christie-s-inspiratiebron-voor-hercules-poirot At any rate, the retired police officer Jaques Hamoir from Herstal near Liège arrived in Exeter with his son Lucien on 18 January 1915. On 13 February 1915 they were billeted by Mrs Potts Chatto, "The Daison" in Torquay. Source: manuscript in possession of Mr. Michael Clapp, grandson of one of the persons active in the Exeter Relief Committee See: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10825492/Poirot-unmasked-the-Belgian-refugee-who-inspired-Agatha-Christie-character.html
Belgian Addresses
  • Rue Large Voie, Herstal, Belgium
UK Addresses
  • Exeter, UK
  • Daison Crescent, Torquay, UK

Rue Large Voie, Herstal, Belgium

Exeter, UK

Daison Crescent, Torquay, UK