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Fw: Jugglers fallen in Flanders WW1 ?

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  • mini mansell
    anyone able to help this guy
    Message 1 of 1 , May 1, 2005
      anyone able to help this guy

      > I am a local historian with an interest in WW1 in the Ypres (Ieper) area,
      > in
      > Flanders, Belgium.
      > A few days ago I was approached by an acquaintance with a very specific
      > question, which I have not been able to answer so far. She and her husband
      > are actively involved in an Ypres Circus Club, Giraf. Later this year they
      > will welcome a party of youngsters in the area, and it is their intention
      > to
      > visit the Ypres battlefields, and more specifically military cemeteries
      > where men were buried who in civilian life were jugglers or circus people
      > in
      > general. Their problem : are there any ?
      > I have already posted this question on a Great War Forum, but so far no
      > replies that produced names.
      > Someone advised me to contact you. I know this may be an extremely
      > difficult
      > question, but I will give it a try. Do you have any knowledge of British
      > (or
      > other) soldiers who in civilian life were jugglers or circus people, and
      > who
      > fell in Flanders during WW1 (or maybe even elsewhere, in France (e.g.
      > Somme
      > area).
      > Of course if this is a question you cannot answer, we will understand, but
      > should you have any information, we will highly appreciate.
      > Kind regards
      > Aurel Sercu
      > Ieper (Ypres)
      > Belgium
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