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The community of Laugharne hosted 12 Belgian refugees during World War1. The first refugees arrived in December 1914 and received a warm welcome from local people. Some stayed for only part of that time and then moved on.
Picture 1: members of the Thomas family of Lorenzo House, Laugharne and the Demoulin family from Antwerp.
Picture 2:William Clarke Griffith, Portreeve with Samuel Thomas and Renee Demoulin visiting the Belgian battlefield 1921
Picture 3: M. Demoulin snr & Nestor Demoulin ? Antwerp June 1931
Picture 4: W.C. Griffith & Samuel Thomas of Laugharne with Madame Demoulin & her son René at Dixmude (Diksmuide), Belgium 1921.
Picture 5: L to r Unknown (possibly Richard Pearce), Samuel Thomas, Madam Demoulin & her son René outside the house on The Grist, Laugharne where they stayed when they first arrived in Laugharne.
Picture 6: René Demoulin on a donkey, possibly at East House, Laugharne.

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