- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Burger (Civilian)
- Koerier Bureau Inlichitngen / Lid Inlichtingen- en Spionagegroep "Albrecht"
- Awarded on:
- August 30th, 1948
For having distinguished himself in battle by eminent deeds of courage, tact and loyalty at the end of 1944 and the beginning of 1945, having repeatedly established the secret line of communication for the Department of Intelligence of the Dutch Government between liberated and occupied Holland via a waterway of 18 kilometers along the Biesbosch and the river Merwede, rowing at all times between extremely alert enemy posts and patrol boats.
Further, while on one of these trips, his boat having been riddled with bullets from an enemy patrol boat and he was arrested after having been forced to abandon his boat, for having escaped within a month and subsequently having assisted in maintaining the line of communicaton by boat between liberated and occupied Holland.
Finally by having taken part, in the company of a few other right minded Dutchmen, in raiding and takng prisoner small groups of heavily armed Germans who were subsequently locked up and guarded in motorbarges in a secluded part of the Biesbosch.
Royal Decree No. 8, dated August 8th, 1948.