THE 19TH FUSELIER BATTALION

1945

 

 

SHORT HISTORY

 

The 19th Fuselier Battalion was raised at Charleroi on February 15 1945.

On March 6 1945 the battalion was administatively attached to the 15th Fuselier Brigade "RESISTANCE".

The 19th Fuselier Battalion was assigned to the 21st Army Group on April 23 1945.

Demand Form 19th Fuselier Battalion

The battalion guards POL depots and Lines of Communications for the 9th British LOC Unit.

Fron June until August 1945 the battalion delivered guard detachments for the 2226 P.O.W. Camp at Zedelgem, Belgium.

2nd Company 19th Fuselier Battalion
(Collection George BOBON)

The battalion occupies several cantonments at Jabbeke, Zedelgem, Bredene, De Panne and Tielt.

On September 2 1945 the entire battalion moves to Boortmeerbeek and Wespelaer.

Militia document 19th Fuselier Battalion

The 19th Fuselier Battalion is administratively reattached to the 13th Fuselier Brigade on November 30 1945.

A few days later, on December 9 1945, the unit moves to the military camp of Leopoldsburg.

The 19th Fuselier Battalion is disbanded at Leopoldsburg on December 31 1945.

Commanding officers :
Major DE VIJLDER from the start until October 25 1945
Major SODERMANS from October 25 1945 until disbandment

 

 

FORMATION BADGE

 

Because the 19th Fuselier Battalion was part of the 15th Fuselier Brigade "RESISTANCE",
and as most of the fuseliers originates from the resistance,
the 19th Fuselier Battalion wore with pride the formation badge of the 15th Fuselier Brigade.

A heraldic yellow lion facing to the left, on a scarlet shield.
Above the word "RESISTANCE", beneath the word "WEERSTAND",
i.e.the Flemish word for Resistance.

Formation Badge worn by the 19th Fuselier Battalion.

Altough it was reattached to the 13th Fuselier Brigade end November 1945,
the 19th Fuselier Battalion continued to wear the formation badge
of the 15th Fuselier Brigade "RESISTANCE" until disbandment.

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