Cramer, Johannes Jacobus Nicolaas

    Date of birth:
    August 6th, 1886 (The Hague, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    May 8th, 1941 (Arnhem, the Metherlands)
    Buried on:
    Graves Civil Victims General Cemetery Moscowa Arnhem
    Grave: 6152.
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Reserve-majoor (Major of Reserves)
    Unit:
    2e bataljon, 4e Regiment Infanterie, Wapen der Infanterie
    Awarded on:
    May 9th, 1946
    Action:
    Aanbeveling:
    For having distinguished himself by performing eminent acts of courage, tact and loyalty. On May 10, 1940, he and a few soldiers under his personal command, stormed and captured the bridge across the Ouden Rijn at Katwijk and the house opposite. The house was occupied by German soldiers who had set up a machinegun nest inside, making the further advance of the battalion impossible and which consequently had to be destroyed at any cost.
    Details:
    Posthumously awarded (Royal Decree no. 6)
    Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)

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