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Tonnet, Christiaan

    Date of birth:
    February 22nd, 1902 (The Hague, the Netherlands)
    Date of death:
    November 14th, 1946 (Schiphol, the Netherlands)
    Nationality:
    Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

    Biography

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Tijdelijk Luitetenant-Kolonel.
    Unit:
    Wapen der Artillerie
    Awarded on:
    August 1st, 1950
    Details:
    Royal decree no.16 Posthume
    Ridder vierde klasse der Militaire Willems Orde (MWO.4)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Kapitein (Captain)
    Unit:
    Wapen der Artillerie.
    Awarded on:
    August 16th, 1950
    Bronzen Kruis (BK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 15th, 1984
    Details:
    The decoration was presente to the Luitenant-kolonel Tonnet Kazerne by Z.K.H. Prins Bernhard on 15th March 1984.
    Verzetsherdenkingskruis (VHK)
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    ltn-kolonel - commandant sectie G-3.
    Unit:
    Wapen der Cavalerie
    Awarded on:
    January 23rd, 1948
    Action:
    For:outstanding work by the manner in which he helped to make available to Allied Armies a number of trained Netherlands light infantry battalions which played a significant part in the final operations leading to the defeat of the enemy.
    Details:
    General Orders no.6 van 23 jan. 1948 (posthume)
    Legion of Merit - Legionnaire (LoM)

    Sources

    • - Heuvel C.C. van den, Gedenkboek Verzetsherdenkingskruis, Samsom Uitgeverij, 1985
      - Maalderink P.G.H., De Militaire Wilemsorde sedert 1940, Sijthoff Pers, Rijswijk, 1982