Gabrielle Petit - British Secret Intelligence Service - WW1

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Reference WMO/279220


Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Gabrielle Alina Eugina Maria Petit was a Belgian citizen who was recruited in 1914 by the SIS to promote resistance in Belgium against the German invaders. She helped many soldiers escape and distributed resistance newspapers until she was betrayed, convicted of espionage and executed on the 1st April 1916, age 23. This memorial was dedicated on the 1st April 2016. Behind it stands an Amelanchier tree and a rose from Belgium.
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Gabrielle Petit 20th February 1893 - 1st April 1916 Age 23 When Belgium was invaded during August 1914 Gabrielle joined the Red Cross, but soon began a resistance network after being recruited by the British Secret Intelligence Service.

Gabrielle Petit

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