Children at Belgian War School Colony in Pourville Dieppe, France

School for Belgian refugee childern

During the great war, my father, Michiel Debruyne, born 1907 in Veurne, Belgium, and his younger brother Maurits Debruyne, born 1911 in Veurne, Belgium, were sent to a Belgian war school colony in Pourville near Dieppe, France. According to the register found in the Belgian State Archives, they arrived on 22 April 1918 and stayed until 9 January 1919 (info M. Cappart). During the war, Veurne was t...