Belgian soldiers killed in WW1 remembered in Leicester

Today's memorial is one of a series across Leicester to mark the centenary of the First World War. Credit: PA

Belgian soldiers buried in a cemetery in Leicester during the First World War are being remembered at a special memorial event this morning.

Nine Belgian servicemen, including one unknown soldier, were buried at the Welford Road Cemetery after they died in the nearby 5th Northern General Hospital, which is now the University of Leicester's Fielding Johnson Building.

The service will take place at 11:00am and will include a minute's silence and wreath laying, giving each soldier his own poppy cross, which will also be witnessed by a member of the Belgian consulate.