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Émile Dossin
de Saint-Georges
Born (1854-06-18)June 18, 1854
Died January 18, 1936(1936-01-18) (aged 81)
Place of birth Liège, Belgium
Place of death Ixelles, Belgium
Allegiance  Belgium

World War I

Émile Dossin de Saint-Georges, born Émile Jean Henri Dossin (Liège, 18 July 1854 - Ixelles, 18 January 1936), was a Belgian Lieutenant-General and one of the foremost Belgian generals of World War I. Made Baron of Sint-Joris (Saint-Georges in French), a notable barracks at Mechelen (Dossin Baracks) was named in his honour in 1936.


In the years before World War I, Dossin served in various positions in the École de guerre and in an advisory capacity in the Ministry of War. In 1913, he was given command of the 18th Mixed Brigade and in 1914 given command of the 2nd Division of the Army, playing a notable part during the retreat from Antwerp and in the Battle of the Yser. Between 1915 and 1919, he served a Military envoy of the Belgian government in exile (of Charles de Broqueville) in Le Havre. He finished his career as Lieutenant-general.


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