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Besouw, van, Theodorus Joannes

Date of birth:
March 8th, 1919 (Tilburg, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
May 3rd, 2007 (Boxtel, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Promotions:
1st November 1947: Tweede-luitenant;
15th February 1949: Tweede-luitenant;
16th November 1951: Kapitein;
1st November 1958: Majoor;
1st November 1963: Luitenant-kolonel;
1st November 1969: Kolonel;
1st May 1971: Brigadegeneraal.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Dienstplichtig Sergeant (Enlisted Sergeant)
Unit:
Koninklijke Nederlandse Brigade 'Prinzes Irene'
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1945
Details:
Royal Decree No. 7, dated July 12th, 1945.
Bronzen Kruis (BK)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Dienstplichtig Sergeant (Enlisted Sergeant)
Unit:
Wapen der Infanterie
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1947
Action:
Citation:
"Has decorated himself by courageous and tactfull acting in connection with enemy activity and thus served in the interest of the Kingdom, by tactfull preparing and fullfilling a plan to escape form occupied Netherlands, after which he, encountering many difficulties, reached England."
Details:
Royal Decree No. 26, dated November 12th, 1947.
Kruis van Verdienste (KV)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Received with two clasps.
Oorlogsherinneringskruis (OHK)
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
awarded with 3 clasps
Ereteken voor Orde en Vrede
Details:
XXV
Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier

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