Belgian Exiles & Chelsea War Refugees Committee

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Reference WMO262863

Address:

Crosby Hall

Cheyne Walk

Chelsea

London

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Gratitude from Belgian exiles to the Chelsea War Refugees Committee. On the south west wall of the Great Hall.
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TO COMMEMORATE THE GRATITUDE OF BELGIAN / EXILES TO THE CHELSEA WAR REFUGEES COMMITTEE / WHICH FROM CROSBY HALL, DURING THE GREAT WAR, / DISPENSED HOPITALITY, ORGANISED RELIEF FOR / OUR PERSECUTED AND EXILED COMPATRIOTS AND / AIDED OUR MAIMED SOLDIERS TO REGAIN THEIR INDEPENDENCE. / JE SENS DANS L'AIR QUE JE RESPIRE / UN PARFUM DE LIBERTE, (...) / UN PEU DE CETTE TERRE HOSPITALIERE / ET BAISONS, EMBLE, EU PENSANT AU PAYS, / LE SOL DE L'ANGLETERRE / CAMMAERTS / 1914 - 1919

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