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Boellaard, Willem Anton Hendrik Cornelis

Date of birth:
August 16th, 1903 (Delft, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
January 27th, 2001 (de Bilt, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw (NL.3)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Reserve-majoor (Major of Reserves)
Awarded on:
1952
Recommendation:
He became Areacommander of Area 8 (Utrecht) in 1941 and did important organizational work. After his arrest in May 1942 and after the second O.D. trial, he stayed in prisoncamps where he soon became the obvious leader of the Dutch inmates by his character and leadership, imbueing them with hope and courage until the day of liberation in May 1945.

With swords
Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.4)
Officier in de Huisorde van Oranje (HO.4)
Kruis van Verdienste van het Nederlandse Rode Kruis

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