Belgian refugees arriving in Horsham - September 29

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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The plight of the Belgians, over-run by the German army, was reported in details in all the papers, creating great sympathy for the country.

“Mrs A.C. Oddie’s appeal in these columns on behalf of the Belgian refugees met with a remarkably generous repsonse....

“Under very encouraging conditions the first stage of practical help for relatives of the plucky and brave Belgians has been completed this week, one family arriving on Thursday and another yesterday, in addition to two Belgian ‘sisters’.”