Daufresne de le Chevalerie, Raoul
|Birthname||R. Constantin Joseph Ghislain D. de le C.|
|born on||17 March 1881 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Bruges, Belgium, 51n13, 3e14|
|Timezone||LST m4e21 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||26°45' 11°45 Asc. 14°50'|
Belgian sportsman and commander of the Free Belgian forces during the Second World War.
He was a football (soccer) player for Cercle Brugge from 1903 to 1907. In his last 2 years at Cercle, he was also president of the team, succeeding Leon De Meester. His player career and presidency at Cercle Brugge ended abruptly when he moved to Cercle's rivals, Club Brugge to become a member of the board as well as a player for the blue and black side.
Daufresne de la Chevalerie was also an equestrian and he played hockey and tennis. At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Daufresne de la Chevalerie was coach of the Belgian football team. He also represented Belgium as a hockey player (winning the bronze medal) and tennis player at these Olympics.
During the military mobilisation of Belgium in 1939, he was appointed to command the 17th Division. After the Germans occupied Belgium he was captured, but quickly released.
He fled from Belgium to Great Britain, where he was given command of the Free Belgian land forces with the rank of Lieutenant General. After the war ended he was briefly a military attaché to Czechoslovakia, and subsequently retired from the military.
He died in Uccle on 25 November 1967.
- associate relationship with Six, Alphonse (born 1 January 1890). Notes: Cercle Brugge co-players, 1907
Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate n°310 from the online Bruges municipal archives: "cinq heures du matin" (five o'clock in the morning).
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Army Commander, Lieutenant General)
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Military attaché)
- Vocation : Sports : Equestrian
- Vocation : Sports : Hockey
- Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Eur.Football)
- Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner
- Notable : Awards : Olympics (Bronze medal)