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Maltese Servicemen honoured in Flanders

Maltese Servicemen honoured in Flanders

01 January 2012

On the 2nd December 2011, the Embassy of Malta in Belgium held a Commemorative Service in honour and remembrance of the Maltese Servicemen who fell on the western front in the two world wars.

The ceremony was held at Ploegsteert Memorial, where the first of the Maltese died. He was Second Lieutenant Frederick Paul Bernard, who was killed in action on the 21 December 1914. He was 20 years old.

The names of these Maltese buried in unknown graves are etched on memorials such as the Menin Gate in Ieper and on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

View a video of the service created by the Embassy of Malta in Belgium.