Sint-Juliaan 14-18

St-Julien or Saint-Julien is a small village (vineyard) that only about Western Europe was known about by the First World War. When it is, as many other villages no longer existed suddenly. According to the many photograph’s on the website will we see that St-Julien was no longer to identify, there were only just a few stones. In the well-known forest Kitchener’s wood, were the Canadian armed forces come against the Germans during the first gas attack at Ypres. On 22 April 1915 the Canadian soldiers saw pipes above the German trenches protrude. At 5:00 pm hours increased from the German trenches the yellow gas, …. St-Julien has been seen as a small village, now you have the Canadian monument at Keerselaere and the kitcheners wood monument at Wijngaardstraat.


                                                                                The Church was previously with 2 beech, now with 3 (see first photograph)

Several people came back in 1919 to St-Julien but no one had the courage to help with the reconstruction of the village. A lot of families went definitively away from St-Julien and stayed in France. It was certainly not a pleasant world in the village at the night, they had only the light of the moon with a lot of strangers.

They started to build Baracks like the one in Roeselarestraat at Hindou farm. The first Family that came back to the village was Vanderjeugd-crevits leontine in 1920. From this moment the population grew back. Sister clémence in October 1914 that runned away to Saint-Jan-to-edgings was on 1 October 1921 back to post at the School to help. Arsène Marant, a great man in St-Julien and owner of the The Pondfarm helped with the rebuilding of the Church, he was also as one of the first who came back to the village.
We like to thank everyone who helped us with the useful information for this website. We thank you for the visit to this website. Hopefully you will never forget St-Julien during 14-18.

Stijn Butaye