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Aulnis de Bournouill, baron d', Pierre Louis

Date of birth:
December 26th, 1918 (Delft, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 16th, 2012 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Pierre Louis baron d’Aulnis de Bourouill was born in Delft in 1918. In 1938 het went to the university in Leiden, but was drafter in the DUtch Army at the beginning of the Second World War. He was mobilized with the Anti Aircraft units and placed near the Hague. After the fightings were over he went back to study in Leiden, but was soon involved in resistence work. After a short period het fleed to England and was placed with the Prinses Irene Brigade as 2ns Lieutenant.

With help of Prins Bernhard he was trained as Secret Agent and was dropped over the Netherlands in 1943. Here he organised the collecting of vital military information for the Allies. After June 6th 1944 the work as Secret Agent became very dangerous. This was partly due to the England Spiel. Baron d’Aulnis de Bourouill was called back to england, but got no further than Brussels. He returned to the Netherlands and kept doing his work as Secret Agent till the end of the war.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 26th, 1946
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reserve Kapitein (Reserve Captain)
Unit:
Wapen der Artillerie, Inlichtingendienst
Awarded on:
1948
Details:
On January 7, 1950 replaced by "Ridder Vierde Klasse der Militaire Willems Orde".
Bronzen Leeuw (BL)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reserve Kapitein (Reserve Captain)
Unit:
Wapen der Artillerie, Inlichtingendienst
Awarded on:
January 7th, 1950
Action:
Has distinguishes himself by committing particularly brave and policy-full actions in the fight withthe enemy. After he landed on June 10, 1943 as an organizer parachutist ans marconist he was able to do his job by improve an axtend the reports from the occupied Netherlands to England, by means of organising new courier lines.
Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1985
Ufficiale del Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Decorated on 8 July, 1948 by the British Ambassador Sir Phillip Nicholls in de Prinsenhof in The Hague.
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

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