- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Awarded on:
- March 11th, 1943
"Captain J. D. Archer, G.M., who, as assistant dockmaster of the Surrey Commercial Docks, London, which were exposed to very heavy German aerial bombardments on the 7th, 8th and 13th September, 1940, showed great courage and skill whilst shifting three Dutch ocean liners and one Dutch coastal vessel under dangerous conditions, as a result of which these ships were brought into safety."
Royal Decree No. 3, dd. 11-3-1943. Personally presented by Queen Wilhelmina at the Dutch Embassy, Chester Square, London, 19 October 1943