New Data-base seeking information on Belgian refugees in the U.K. and Ireland during WWI.

Belgian refugees in Antwerp, 1914. Copyright © Peter Bareau 1914
 

Leeds University is collating evidence for a new data-base on Belgian refugees in the U.K. and Ireland during WWI.

The database is now live and ready for researchers to start inputting data on Belgian refugees of the First World War.

The lead investigator is Dr. Philiippa Read, Research Fellow – Tracing the Belgian Refugees. She would be very interested in learning about any refugees that settled in Monaghan, or indeed anywhere else in Ireland.

All details are welcome, including just as little as a name. Full details and user guide are online at the database site: 

https://belgianrefugees.leeds.ac.uk/database/ 

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