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Émile Dossin de Saint-Georges

Émile Dossin de Saint-Georges

Belgian general
Émile Dossin de Saint-Georges
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Intro Belgian general
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From Belgium
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 18 July 1854, Liège, Arrondissement of Liège, Liège, Wallonia
Death 18 January 1936, Ixelles, Arrondissement of Brussels-Capital, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium (aged 81 years)
Star sign Cancer
The details (from wikipedia)


Émile Dossin de Saint-Georges, born Émile Jean Henri Dossin (18 July 1854 in Liège – 18 January 1936 in Ixelles), was a Belgian Lieutenant-General and one of the foremost Belgian generals of World War I. Made Baron of Sint-Joris (Saint-Georges in French), a notable barracks at Mechelen (Dossin Baracks) was named in his honour in 1936.


In the years before World War I, Dossin served in various positions in the École de guerre and in an advisory capacity in the Ministry of War. In 1913, he was given command of the 18th Mixed Brigade and in 1914 given command of the 2nd Division of the Army, playing a notable part during the retreat from Antwerp and in the Battle of the Yser. Between 1915 and 1919, he served a Military envoy of the Belgian government in exile (of Charles de Broqueville) in Le Havre. He finished his career as Lieutenant-general.


  •  Belgium : Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold.
  •  Belgium : commander Order of the Crown
  •  Belgium : War Cross
  •  United Kingdom : Commander Order of the British Empire
  •  Netherlands : commander Order of Orange-Nassau
  • Commander Order of the Star of Romania
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