Julius Geurts was the fourth child of seven from a millers family in Belgian Flanders. His family was very Flamish Nationalist. After the Germans occupied Belgium, he was influenced by the Nationalist "Dietse Brigade". This organisation wanted to unite Flanders and the Nedtherlands in on country called "Dietsland", within the German Empire.
On August 6th 1941 he was one of the first to volunteer for the Flamish Legion within the Waffen-SS. Here he was placed with the 2.Kompanie of Breymann. Julius Geurts is called to be the first Flamish recipient of the Iron Cross 1st Class.
Julius Geurts died when he accidently stepped on a German landmine.
Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!