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Bergh, van den, Sidney James

Date of birth:
October 25th, 1898 (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Date of death:
September 25th, 1977 (Wassenaar, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
Dutch (1815-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Luitenant-kolonel (Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit:
Netherlands Military Administration (NMA), Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
January 31st, 1946
"Lt.Col. Van der Bergh in carrying out his duties as QMG Royal Netherlands Army and OC Netherlands Ordnance Depot, BREDA, has rendered great assistance to the Allied cause.
Equiment for Netherlands Liberated Manpower Units and personnel both for the US and British Zones is issued through the Netherlands Ordnance Depot at BREDA. In numerous cases, due to delay in arrival of sets and items of equipment, it has been necessary to improvise in order not to delay the formation and subsequent operational employment of units. Lt Col Van der Bergh has in every case facilitated, and in many cases himself suggested, methods of improvisation to obviate delays and has thus accelerated the formation of units required by SHAEF and 21 Army Group to replace US and British manpower."

British approval on 30 August 1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tijdelijke reserve-generaal-majoor
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1946

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Ereteken voor Langdurige Dienst als Officier
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1960
Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw - Ridder (NL.3)
Awarded on:
April 30th, 1968
Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.3)

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