The famous World War I spy Martha Knockaert mentioned a Lucelle Deldonck in her autobiographical novel ‘I Was a Spy’. Lucelle Deldonck was the code name of Martha's aunt, Marie Deroo. 

When the war broke out, Marie Deroo was a wheat merchant and mother of five. The family lived in Westrozebeke.

From October 21st until October 23rd, 1914, mayor Mahieu of Roeselare, who had been taken prisoner, was sent to Westrozebeke by the Germans to supervise