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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

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Dale, Peter Charles  
Dam, van, Leonardus Bartholomeus23-05-191705-09-1983
Dane, Johannes Cornelis27-07-191707-09-1944
Daniëls, Antonius Johannes04-11-190230-08-1945
Davenport, L.C.  
Davis, John Thomas  
Day, Albert Roger Alfred  
Deckers, Wilhelmus Johannes Antonius "Wim"19-12-191519-09-2011
Decours, Roger  
Dedieu, Robert Jean Louis 10-04-1945
Deighton, Henry John23-07-190815-06-1949
Dekeling, Jan20-09-1918 
Dekker, Franciscus30-06-192024-05-1990more
Delaforce, Richard de Fleurriet  
Delassalle, Jean  
Delhalle, Andrè00-00-1923 
DePolo, Anthony J.  
Dessing, George P.W. "Gerrit"27-01-191028-09-1985
Dethmers, Willem Jacob16-03-190125-05-1940
Detrie, Antonius Cornelis Hubertus16-09-191110-05-1940
Détroyat, Marie André Robert08-01-191121-06-1941
Devignez, Denis Raymond28-02-192016-04-1945
Dhont, Jan Karel George19-07-1893 
Diebold, Lucien16-02-1923 
Diekerhof, Martinus04-11-188927-04-1941
Dieleman, Jeras Willem05-04-192418-02-1994
Dieren, van, Jan17-01-1909 
Dijk, van, Adriaan J.07-10-1921 
Dijk, van, Cornelis16-03-190525-06-1944
Dijk, van, Leendert Meeuwis11-01-190127-04-1943
Dijk, van, Willem04-06-192010-05-1940
Dijkman, Hendricus Marinus18-06-191715-11-2010
Dobson, George  
Docksey, E.  
Doney, Emery C.16-11-191701-09-2011
Dool, van den, Arie 00-00-1997
Doorninck, van, Damiaen Joan29-08-190224-09-1987
Douglas, John Henry  
Dourlein, Pieter02-02-191831-05-1976
Dove, W.  
Dreyfus, Jacques13-01-1920 
Driessen, Matheus Gerardus05-03-191210-05-1940
Drijber, Oscar Louis04-04-191427-01-1995
Drijfhout van Hooff, Jacob Frans04-01-191208-09-1993more
Driscoll, Patrick  
Dronkers, Johannis Jacobus14-08-191510-01-1943
Droogleever Fortuijn, Cornelis "Mangold"10-04-192207-09-1944
Dros, Jacob Cornelis10-04-191923-09-2006
Dubois, Theodorus09-04-190713-01-1996
Ducote, Lurry L.28-10-191111-11-1978
Dulm, van, Johannes Frans24-10-190720-08-1991more
Dupin de Saint Cyr, Henri Marie André30-11-190000-04-1982
Dupuis, Charles  
Duquesne, Paul05-10-191909-04-1945
Duquesnoy, Marcel23-06-1923 
Dutilh, Christian Corneille05-03-191524-02-1944
Duursma, Foppe Jan  
Duyn, van, Arie "Duveen"27-07-191802-02-1988

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