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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
Caljé, Catharinus Johannes Franciscus04-08-1905 more
Cameron, James Edmund  
Campan, Claudius François25-05-192111-04-1945
Campen, van, Pieter05-05-190010-05-1940
Carlier, Gerard Antoine Jan23-02-191701-02-1995
Casey, Frank Thomas Leslie  
Casparie, Johannes Franciscus Josephus Marie12-08-190008-05-1986more
Cassel, Raymond  
Caublot, Georges  
Cavaghan, Charles  
Cazanave, Guy  
Chalk, William Robert "Bob"00-00-191300-00-1993more
Chapman, Charles Eric  
Chapman, William  
Charles, Trever Hugh  
Chenery, Reginald George  
Christan, Gérard Henri24-08-191017-08-2004more
Clevis, Petrus Josephus Johannes08-03-191110-05-1940
Clifford Kocq van Breugel, Jonkheer, Willem Frans  
Cochenour, James A.  
Coenraad, Frans28-02-191822-04-2002
Cognet, Jean François 08-04-1945
Cohen, M  
Cohen, Michiel Meyer12-11-187717-10-1968
Cohen, Robbert Simon24-07-192211-08-1944
Cole, William Alfred  
Coley, Lewis Elliot02-10-189914-08-1979
Collie, Robert  
Collins, Peter Meredith  
Collins, W.  
Command, François  
Compen, Leonardus03-07-1915 
Cooper, Jacob Elliott20-03-190223-12-1974more
Cooper, T.J.  
Coopman, Arthur Maurice00-00-192522-04-1945
Coppin, David  
Coppy, André Lucien  
Corbière, Hermanus Jozephus Henri Marie13-05-192104-09-1945
Corrie, Michael Temple09-07-192001-03-1982
Corroy, Henri  
Coulon, Jacques  
Coulsting, William Alfred  
Coupe, Sidney  
Cowan, C.D.  
Cox, George Thomas  
Cox, Jan Herman11-06-191102-03-1942
Cramer, Hans06-08-192016-05-1971
Cramerus, Pieter Adriaan "Piet"16-07-191602-12-2017
Custers, Gerardus Hubertus22-03-190911-05-1940