- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Dienstplichtig Soldaat (Enlisted Private)
- Awarded on:
- May 5th, 1953
For having distinguished himself in combat against the enemy by courageous and tactful conduct, serving the interests of the Kingdom during the years of occupation 1940 – 1945, as a member of the OD (Ordedienst) in District 8, Utrecht in the early years of the occupation. He became a courier and trusted advisor of the district commander and managed to obtain by illegally buying and importing a large number of pistols from a weapons dump in Belgium. The information he gathered as a spy was sent across the North Sea by a secret transmitter. He was arrested in May 1942 and passed away in March 1945 after three years of imprisonment.
Royal Decree number 61