Mesritz, Denis Claire Baudouin

    Date of birth:
    November 16th, 1919 (the Hague, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    March 19th, 1945 (concentrationcamp Rathenow/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Buried on:
    Dutch Field of Honour Loenen
    Plot: E. Grave: 85.
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Advocaat, Verzetstrijder (Resistance fighter)
    Awarded on:
    May 7th, 1946
    Action:
    Citation:
    "For in dangerous circumstances having shown courage, initiative, obstinacy, sacrifice and dedication in the battle against the oppresser of the Dutch independence and keeping up spritual freedom, and so honoring in him one of the ways of resistance, that was shown in its many forms from 15th May 1940 until 5th May 1945 in growing manner inflicting damage to the enemies cause and having contributed in an unforgettable way to the liberation of the homeland."
    Details:
    Royal Decree No. 17, dated 7th May 1946.
    Verzetskruis 1940-1945 (VKN)

    Sources

    • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
    • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection
    • - Schulten dr. C.M., "Zeg mij aan wie ik toebehoor", Het verzetskruis 1940-1945, Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Amsterdam, 1993
      - The Dutch Medals Page
      - Oorlogsgravenstichting

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