"the uncle of our manager was leader of that lot"
Alexandre Delcommune (1876)
Public DomainAlexandre Delcommune (1876) - Credit: Alexandre Delcommune

Based on Alexandre Delcommune, the Belgian Force Publique officer who led the expedition to Katanga between 1890 and 1893. Previously he had undertaken extensive explorations of the country during the early period of the Congo Free State, and had explored many of the navigable waterways of the Congo Basin.

He was in fact the elder brother, not the uncle, of Camille Delcommune, manager of the Kinshasa station.