Golden Book of the Firecard

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Overview:

The “Guldenboek der Vuurkaart” (“Golden Book of the Firecard”) contains names and pictures of Belgian veterans that were in possession of the “Fire Card” (Vuurkaart), published 1933-1940. The person that wanted to be mentioned in the book had to fill out a form to declare which decorations he had received from military service.

Content:

  • A book contains:
  • Names of the veterans
  • Picture of the person (sometimes)
  • Place of residence
  • Rank and military decorations of the veteran (if available)

Internet address: Dutch, French and English

Cost:

Free

Tips:

  • The site has some regimental histories.
  • It is certain that not all veterans were included in the books
  • Names of those killed in action are not usually included.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen to search by family name, place of residence, or regiment.