Bernheim, Louis (A Jewish Belgian general in WWI)
In one of the trenches he was terribly wounded by shrapnel which exploded near him, a splinter of which penetrated his back near his spine. He was so eager to serve that 2 months after this he returned to active service.
This led to his being appointed to general and commander of the Belgian first army.
He helped the allied attack breaking through the forest of Houthulst, which until those days was considered impassible.
When Louis died, the cortege was followed by King Albert, his son Leopold, and all the ministers of the country as well as the elites of the country.
The final speech at his grave was by Count de Brockeville, the minister of war who said “his service to the fatherland, and his high abilities will survive for all eternity.”