Belgian refugees in Orpington

Learn how local residents in Orpington cared for refugees from Belgium

Project volunteer Lorraine Courtenay

Belgian refugees in Orpington
St Mary Cray, Orpington and District Times

Belgian refugees

The St Mary Cray, Orpington and District Times reported about Belgian refugees in Orpington in their October 9th 1914 edition.


14  Belgian refugees were housed at ‘Oakhurst’, Crofton Lane, Orpington. The newspaper reported that local people had been generous in their support of the refugees, providing clothes, stores and provisions.

Refugee committee

The newspaper article also listed the names of the members of the refugee committee.

The committee members in October 1914 were:

More can be learnt about these individuals by clicking on their names.

This page was added by Ian Grant on 31/12/2014.

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