- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kapitein der Mariniers (Captain)
- Awarded on:
- November 29th, 1946
Has distinguished himself by courageous action towards the enemy by participating as 2nd Lieutenant of the Marines on 10 May 1940 in the fighting on the Boompjes in Rotterdam and especially in the occupation of the Maashotel. To stand there, to do much harm to the enemy and finally to vacate this hotel, because it had been set on fire by the enemy.