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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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Entry Filed under: 20th Century,Belgium,Capital Punishment,Death Penalty,Execution,History,Mature Content,Murder,Shot,Soldiers,Wartime Executions

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2 thoughts on “1918: Aloïs Walput, grenadier”

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

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