Joséphine and Alfred Deru

At Blankenberge on the Belgian coast around 1905

Alfred Joseph and Joséphine Amandine (née Houben) Deru were my great grandparents on the Belgian side. They are pictured with their daughters Germaine and Jeanne. Jeanne Deru married Charles Wauters in about 1908 – they were my Belgian grandparents. Germaine became Germaine Brooks in 1916 by marrying an Englishman, Basil Benjamin Burgoyne Brooks. Basil was killed on the Somme a few weeks later and Germaine moved to South Africa with another Englishman, called Kelly. More information about Germaine and the Kelly connection here »

Alfred and Joséphine Deru with their two daughters are also in this family photo from the mid-1890s.

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