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1918: Aloïs Walput, grenadier

June 3rd, 2012 Headsman

On this date in 1918, 21-year-old Aloïs Walput of the 2nd Belgian Grenadiers was shot at the Belgian North Sea town of Oostduinkerke, during the First World War.


Image from here.

He had killed his corporal two weeks before, and was one of “only” 13 Belgian soldiers executed during the Great War, either for military offenses such as desertion, or regular criminal ones such as Walput’s homicide.

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2 Responses to “1918: Aloïs Walput, grenadier”

  1. 1
    David Graham Scott Says:

    A very moving image. Firing squad is a gentleman’s death for sure.

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    ExecutedToday.com » 1918: Emile Ferfaille, the last in Belgium Says:

    [...] set up to face a tribunal with a particular shortage of patience for his shenanigans. (Belgium also carried out military executions in World War I — it’s just that the others were for military crimes, like [...]

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