Search for one fallen in combat in the Belgian War Dead Register


The War Dead Register lists some 58,000 war victims. However, information about some of them is quite limited. As sources are often scant, their backgrounds cannot be reconstituted.

Local researchers are often interested in these war victims. They therefore possess precious information that might help us complete the War Dead Register.

How does it work?

1. Download the names of the victims we need information about. (link)

2. Locate a victim in this list through the War Dead Register and find out which information elements we are looking for.

3. Send an email to if you possess additional information.

We can complete the War Dead Register with your help. The Excel file will be updated every fortnight.

Belgian War Dead Register

How many Belgian soldiers perished between '14-'18? How many lived in my community? What did they do before the war? How and where did they die?

The Belgian War Dead Register strives to provide as much biographical information as possible about each fallen soldier, for example: birthplace, date of birth, children, military rank and burial site. In the War Graves Commission archive, you can find the original index card for most of the fallen soldiers. The Belgian War Dead Register also contains more than 10,000 photographs.

The Belgian War Dead Register starts with the fallen soldiers of the First World War In time, this database will expand to include information about soldiers that died in the second World War.

War Heritage Institute: the Belgian military heritage

The former Veterans' Institute is now part of the War Heritage Institute, being the new heritage institution that now falls under the responsibility of the Defence Department. The War Heritage Institute preserves the Belgian military heritage, history and memory.