Plaque: Underground refuge house
There were a total of 9 in the house but only 6 are accounted for. Are the missing 3 the RAF pilots who possibly survived as prisoners of war?
John Clinch writes: "My research shows that they were Flying Officer B. Cooper, Flight Sergeant E. Roede and Warrant Officer J.P. Egan. After the gunfight they were taken to St. Gilles Prison where they stayed for 15 days. They were then sent to a POW camp in Germany.
Earlier in the war the family who lived there had sheltered Welsh soldier Alfred Jones, but they were all arrested in 1941. See my website ." This is an excellent site on WW2 British prisoners of war in Belgium.
Site: Underground refuge house (1 memorial)
1050, rue Jean Van Volsem, 40