Pierre Joseph Alphonse Dekeyser

First NamePierre
Middle NameJoseph Alphonse
Last NameDekeyser
Date of birth17 November 1873
Family MembersAline Thérèse Clémence Dekeyser (spouse), Agnes Dekeyser (child), Yvonne Dekeyser (child)
LanguagesFlemish, French
Arrival in the UKOctober 1914
Notes"The head [of this family] is Mr. Pierre Dekeyser, a Belgian lawyer (avocat) above military age. Continuous efforts have been made, both locally and in London, to find for him some remunerative employment, but, owing to his lack of manual skill, and his imperfect knowledge of English, no one willing to employ him can be found. The family consists of himself, his wife, two young children and an elderly aunt. Mr. Dekeyser has been working as an orderly at the Mount Hospital and has been giving much satisfaction. The Committee provides a furnished house [50 East Street], firing, lighting and a small weekly allowance for food and necessaries." (Arthur Smith, hon. secr. of the Faversham Relief Committee, in a letter to his contributors, dated 30.4.1917, Imperial War Museum London) Identity ook no. 93389 Moved to Barnes with his family on 23.2.1918, where he had found emplyment as a "munitions worker" in Beverley Works. After his return to Belgium (presumably in 1919), Pierre Dekeyser was chairman of the bar of Louvain lawyers from 1937 to 1939. Peter Vandenabeele, Faversham local press, IWM London and CRWR Brussels
Belgian Addresses
  • Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 5, Leuven, Belgium
UK Addresses
  • 50 East Street, Faversham, UK
  • 38 Brookwood Avenue, London, UK

Monseigneur Ladeuzeplein 5, Leuven, Belgium

50 East Street, Faversham, UK

38 Brookwood Avenue, London, UK