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Bronzen Kruis (BK)

The Bronze Cross was instituted on June 11th 1940. It was to become a special award for military, who behaved courageous or meritious in facing the enemy, in service for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. When civilians or foreign military acted in special interest for the safety of the Netherlands, they could also be rewarded the Bronze Cross.

The decoration could be awarded more then once. The recipient received a gold coloured Arabian number to be worn on the ribbon, that indicated the number of Bronze Crosses the recipient had received ("2", "3", etc.).

The medal is formed in the shape of a four armed cross with a total width of 29 mm. On the obverse there is a crowned "W" inside a circle with Oak Leaves on the left and laurel on the right. On the reverse is shown the same circle, but within it the year "1940" and on the arms of the cross the words "TROUW AAN / KONINGIN / EN / VADERLAND". The medal is taken from the old "Metalen Kruis 1830-1831". The ribbon is orange with a small stripe of Nassau-bleu in the middle.

At first the medal was also awarded to anyone who had received the "Eervolle Vermelding" (Mentioned in Dispatches) if they hadn’t received a Bronze Cross before. To indicate this there was a "Kroon voor Eervol Vermelden" (Gold coloured crown) being place don the ribbon of the Bronze Cross. However in 1944 there was instituted a new decoration, the Bronze Lion and all Bronze Crosses that were decorated with the mentioned in dispatches crown were replaced with the Bronze Lion.

The Bronze Cross is received after a Royal Decree that is controlled by the Commissie Dapperheidonderscheidingen van het Ministerie van Defensie (Special Committee of the Ministry of Defence) which advises the Minister of Defence and the Dutch Queen.

Abraham, Carel* August 1st, 1909
† February 15th, 1943
Plot: E Grave: 155

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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Baaij, H.J.  
Baars, Johannes Petrus  
Baars, Justinus Henricus Leonardus "Harry"21-04-191901-01-2002
Baas, Cornelis (Cees)13-12-191506-12-1995
Baas, Cornelis Marie22-09-191020-02-1978
Baatsen, Arnoldus Albert11-04-191807-09-1944
Baayens, J.F.  
Bach, Johannes Adams Jr. (Jan)06-04-190524-09-1970
Bachenheimer, Theodore Herman "Ted"23-04-192322-10-1944more
Bagchus, Willem06-07-191810-03-2001
Bagg, Edward  
Baggerman, K.J.  
Bailey, Jack McKinney11-03-192322-11-1993
Bakaroedin bin Moessa  
Bakema, K.L.  
Baker, Frederick William  
Bakhuys, H.E.M.  
Bakker, Bartele Broer13-03-191816-05-1988
Bakker, de, Cornelis01-06-1910 
Bakker, G.  
Bakker, G.H.  
Bakker, Hendrik Jan14-04-191114-08-1977
Bakker, Hubertus A.07-12-1919 
Bakker, Jacob "Jan Willems"01-05-191730-04-1944
Bakker, Jan27-02-1889 
Bakker, P.S.  
Balen, van, D.  
Balkom, van, Adrianus Arnold10-06-191403-01-1951
Ball, Edward Hay  
Ball, Thomas Gerald  
Ballard, Leslie George  
Ballegooy, J.C.  
Bangma, Reinder Lieuwes04-01-192100-00-2005
Barbour, Thomas Downie  
Barend  
Barendregt, Cornelis Bastiaan Johannes07-11-190810-05-1940
Barendregt, Simon Gerrit13-07-189511-05-1961
Barendregt, van, Jan22-04-189610-05-1940
Baring, H.J.  
Barker, Jack  
Barkmeijer, Jan02-12-190017-02-1988
Barnen, van, H.A.  
Barneveld, van, M.08-04-1918 
Barneveld, van, N.00-00-1899 
Barnhard, Antonie14-05-191803-05-1942
Barratt, Frederick Arthur  
Bart, J.  
Bartels, Michel C.M.H.29-03-190210-06-1979
Bartels, Otto Karel24-01-189407-08-1959
Bartlema, J.T.L.  
Bartlema-Sanders, Y.R.  
Barton, Edward George  
Basaran  
Basford, B.G.  
Bassett-Smith, George Henry  
Bassie, W.  
Bastiaan, H.  
Bastiaan, J.  
Bastin, P.H.F.  
Bauw, A.  
Baxmeyer, H.  
Bayliss, Raymond Henry  
Beaufort, A.J.C.  
Becht, P.C.  
Beckers, L.J.P.M.  
Beckman, T.J.  
Beek, ter, D.J.  
Beekman, Jacob "Jaap"21-12-191915-11-2010more
Beekmeijer, A.J. Phil02-10-191708-04-2009
Beelaerts van Blokland, Jhr., Jan Jacob Gerard13-12-190914-11-2005more
Beelen, van, A.  
Beelen, van, P.  
Beer, de, Freerk05-08-191728-08-1954
Beer, de, Pieter Jacobus28-09-1919 
Beer, de, Tjerk Johannes16-09-1914 
Beers, Dirk08-11-191610-05-1940
Beerschooten, Leendert Johannes11-06-191810-05-1940
Beest, van, Alphons Christiaan (Fons)11-06-190311-08-1942
Beest, van, J.  
Beetstra, Sipke 29-11-2019
Bègue, Fernand Eugène30-11-192409-04-1945
Bekker, G.L.J.J.  
Bekker, J.  
Bekkering, Hendrik  
Bell, Michael Allgood  
Belt, van den, Louis Frans30-12-191703-06-1971
Bénard, H.22-01-1919 
Benjamins, Philippus Anthonius Christiaan "Flip"29-01-191615-12-2000
Bennett, Sydney Bertie  
Bentelaar, F.G.A.  
Benthem, van, H.  
Bentinck, Johannes Adolf, Baron13-05-191620-01-2000
Berends, Roelof  
Beresford, Squire  
Berg, Jozef Lodewijk Johannes13-02-1917 
Berg, van den, Bastiaan  
Berg, van den, G.H.  
Berg, van den, H.J.  
Berg, van den, Jan Gerard00-00-1916 
Berg, van den, S.  
Berg, van den, Wilhelmus Nicolaas27-12-189902-04-1944
Bergh, van den, P.C.D.10-10-1882 
Bergmann, Aernout (Nout)07-03-191924-03-1943
Bergsma, W.  
Beringer, H.J.  
Berk, Albertus10-10-191929-01-1942
Berkhout, Benjamin17-10-191929-11-1943
Berkhout, Franciscus Hermanus  
Berkhout, Jan08-10-190916-06-1997
Berkhout, L.D.  
Berndsen, Johannes  
Bernouw, E.C.  
Berr, Georges26-01-1913 
Berrigaud, Le, Aimé Joseph Mathurin (SAS)02-07-192209-04-1945
Berthéol, François (SAS)  
Berwick, Edward Kirkpatrick  
Besnard, Charles (SAS)  
Besouw, van, Theodorus Joannes08-03-191903-05-2007more
Bestebreurtje, Arie Dirk "Harry"12-04-191621-01-1983more
Besteman, Cornelis Jacobus Gerardus11-09-191212-04-1942
Betbèze, Antonin, Alexis, Jean06-09-191002-02-1993more
Beugen, van, Leendert Gerardus27-08-1910 
Beukema toe Water, Karel Willem Adriaan20-06-190907-09-1944
Beuvink, Gerhardus Johannes21-09-190214-02-1970
Bévalot, Pierre (SAS)27-11-192310-04-1945
Beyrard, Norbert "Benchemoul"16-06-1925 
Biallosterski, Tobias Maurits "Tobs"18-04-192026-02-1945
Bicknese, F.H.E.07-10-1916 
Billingley, James  
Biquet, François Jules Paul Joseph  
Bisman  
Blackman, Frank Edward  
Blaeij, de, Dingenis21-04-192410-10-1951
Blankenstijn, Jacobus Theodorus28-03-191923-07-1940
Blatt, Rudy Albert25-10-191213-05-1992
Blockley, George  
Bloemink, Albert29-01-191110-09-1991
Blondé, Daniel André (SAS)15-05-192604-10-2014more
Bock, de, J.K.10-03-191123-07-2006
Boden, Patrick Anthony Drummond  
Boekhold, van, Wilhelmus F.T.15-11-1917 
Boer, de, Simon Hendrik14-12-191402-07-2010
Boer, den, Willem07-03-188908-03-1969
Boerema, Dirk10-08-191122-06-1944
Bogerijen, van, Henri25-01-192207-04-2000
Bolton, Charles Cecil  
Bolusset, René Claude (SAS)01-11-191919-05-1993
Bommezijn, Johan Leendert28-03-192027-01-1945
Bonjean, Robert Jacques Marie (SAS)25-11-192008-04-1945
Bonnike, Leonardus Maria03-10-192010-10-1994
Bontjer, Harmannus Henderikus03-08-191520-02-1944
Boo, de, Samuel21-07-189927-04-1941
Boogaart, Pieter Cornelis10-08-191207-09-1944
Boomsma, Evert Willem "Wim"16-02-191411-12-1986
Boon, de, Adreanus Wouter  
Boonen, Jacobus Hubertus Mathies12-04-192522-07-1946
Booy, de, Otto28-03-190407-04-1963more
Bor, van de, Klaas24-05-191306-09-1944
Borgardijn, Hendrikus Arnoldus09-02-191802-11-2006
Bosch, Mengs00-00-191500-00-1980
Bosch, ten, Johan Jacob Diederik08-10-191420-07-1943
Boscher, Edouard (SAS)  
Bosma, Gerard27-10-191715-05-1940
Bouard, Jean29-03-1913 more
Boude, André (SAS)11-01-192109-04-1945
Boulon, François Elie Marie (SAS)05-08-191009-04-1945
Bouten, Christiaan Jozef Johannes18-03-191111-05-1940
Bowden, Kenneth Aubrey  
Boyce, Henry Charles  
Boyd, Hugh  
Brackel, Frans Joseph Gerard14-10-191420-05-2007
Braggaar, Cornelis Carel23-09-191306-09-1944
Brasser, Jacob11-03-191520-07-1943
Brazier, A.G.  
Bremen, van, H.29-10-190405-09-1965
Breuer, Jean-Louis Eugène Henri Marie Ghislain23-08-192314-04-1945
Breukelen, van, Franciscus Cornelis21-06-191819-02-2015
Brey, de, Oscar Willem01-10-192107-09-1944
Brindle, Eric  
Brink, van, Cornelis Hendrik20-03-191411-12-2004
Brittain, E.K.N.  
Broadbent, Edward Theodore  
Brockhurst, James Frederick  
Broek, ten, Robbert Meindert23-02-192421-01-2011
Broeke, George J.  
Broekema, Jan Bruco29-10-1907 
Broeken, Kornelis29-02-192010-05-1940
Bron, Karel Godfried30-04-189710-05-1944
Bronkhorst, Albert Brugma22-05-191714-05-1940
Brooklyn, Edward Alan  
Brouwer, D.10-10-192010-04-1998
Brouwer, Jacobus "Jacques" Gerardus18-03-192214-07-2005more
Brouwer, Reinerus02-12-190627-02-1942
Bruggink, Gerardus Meinardus "Tub"04-08-191705-12-2005
Bruijn, Lucas17-04-191429-10-1942
Brunings, Johan August28-04-191915-05-1985
Bruyn, de, Vic25-11-191308-02-1979
Bryson, Lionel Henry (Leonard)  
Buizer, Johannis Jan Cornelis (Jo)11-09-191806-09-1944
Bukkens, Joseph "Marrow"08-06-191607-09-1944
Bulthuis, Jan16-03-192213-02-2012more
Burgers, Gerardus Theodorus03-07-191913-05-1940
Burgers, Hendrik Johan  
Burgwal, Rudolf Frans27-09-191713-08-1944
Butler, George William  
Böttger, Wilhelm Otto Julius04-09-188810-05-1940

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