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Fernhout, Lucas Willem

Date of birth:
November 16th, 1913 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
June 15th, 1942 (Het Kanaal a/b Hr.Ms. MGB 46)
Buried on:
Dutch War Graves St. James Cemetery Dover
Plot: J.P.. Row: 3. Grave: 18.
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
Hr.Ms. MGB 46, Koninklijke Marine
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1940
For having rendered eminent miltary services in times of war on behalf of the Fatherland on May 10, 1940, aboard Our motortopedoboat 51 which was ordered, along with Our torpedo boat Z 5 in Rotterdam to impede the crossing of German troops from the southern to the northern bank of the river Meuse and across the Maas bridge, having calmly and meticulously executed his tasks under heavy fire from machine guns and light artillery in such a way that the vessel, which suffered dead and wounded, could retreat without further damage after all ammunition had been spent.

Royal Decree no. 1
Bronzen Kruis (BK)