More Belgian refugees in Horsham - October 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

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Horsham, like many towns across the UK, took in several Belgian refugees after the German army swept through their country.

It is estimated that around 250,000 refugees arrived in this country.

However, once the war ended it seems the British Government was very keen to ship them back home as quick as possible.

“Belgian refugees. Father Cassidy of the Presbytery, Springfield Road, has made himself responsible for no fewer than thirteen Belgian refugees, including a baby and a wounded soldier. Seven are at The Presbytery, and the others are boarded out.”