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Sign: Esposende - the house whereAlvaro Fernandes was born who fell in the Battle of the Lys


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R. 1º de Dezembro 54, 4740-222 Esposende, Portugal
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On the sign:
AQUI NASCEU EM 14 DE MARÇO DE 1895
O SARGENTO
ALVARO FERNANDES
MORTO GLORIOSAMENTE NA BATALHA DE LALYS NO DIA 9 DE ABRIL DE 1918
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The plaque indicates the birthplace of the sergeant who fell in the Fourth Battle of Ypres (Battle of Lys), an attack by German forces with the aim of capturing the city of Ypres in northern Belgium, against British and French forces. A battle in which both sides suffered heavy losses.

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Translation of the text on the sign:
HERE BORN ON MARCH 14, 1895
THE SERGEANT
ALVARO FERNANDES
GLORIOUSLY KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF LYS ON APRIL 9, 1918

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