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Bel­gian town hon­ours Cana­dian soldier

- Canadian Forces · Belgium · George VI of the United Kingdom · Commonwealth of Nations

A rose in Bel­gium was named in

Septem­ber in hon­our of Pri­vate Ge­orge Lawrence Price, the last Cana­dian and last Com­mon­wealth soldier killed in bat­tle dur­ing the First World War. Price died min­utes be­fore the end of the war near Le Roeulx, where the chris­ten­ing of the flower — a rose species de­vel­oped in 2011 by a Bel­gian pro­ducer — took place. In Novem­ber, the town un­veiled a me­mo­rial park ded­i­cated to Price and marked one hun­dred years since the end of the war.

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