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Dutch awards to Australian nationals for World War II

Blamey, Thomas Albert

Known awards: ON.1,GMC

Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Grand Cross in the Order of Orange Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 40 of 22 October, 1946
   General (VX 1), Australian Military Forces

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3001] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 19 June, 1947

Bruce, Lawrence Nicholas

Born on 7 July 1892.
Known awards: MH.3

Eerepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon in brons
Medal for Humane Actions in bronze

   Royal Decree no. 5 of 30 March, 1945
   Sailor of the Ketch "Nicol Bay"

voor het, tijdens een vijandelijken aanval op Broome op 3 Maart 1942, aan boord van het motor-zeilvaartuig “Nicol Bay”, door buitengewonen persoonlijken moed onder vijandelijk machinegeweervuur in veiligheid en verzorging brengen van vele gewonde en in groot levensgevaar verkeerende Nederlandsche drenkelingen.

Source: ARA 2.02.14 inv.nr. 9049 ; Australian National Archives, series A1066, number IC45/35/3/2

Carter, Bruce Alexander

Known awards: MH.3

Eerepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon in brons
Bronze Medal for Humane Actions

   Royal Decree no. 9 of 9 January, 1947
   Mineworker, Muswellbrook

wegens de door hem op 19 Februari 1945 met levensgevaar verrichte redding uit een brandend vliegtuig van den 1en Lt.Inf.Vlg.Wnr. C. Been.

Source: MH p. 222 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Collins, John Augustine

Known awards: CB,ON.3,LoM.3

Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 6 of 17 December, 1942
   Captain (Commodore 2nd Class), Royal Australian Navy

... for their services to the Royal Netherlands Navy in the United Kingdom and the Far East.

Source: PRO ADM171/61 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3002] ; Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday, the 15th of January, 1943, number 35870, Tuesday, 19 January, 1943, p. 396 ; The Canberra Times, 31 December, 1942, p. 2

D'Antoine, Charles Joseph

Born on 7 November 1919.
Known awards: MH.3

Eerepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon in brons
Medal for Humane Actions in bronze

   Royal Decree no. 5 of 30 March, 1945
   Sailor of the Ketch "Nicol Bay"

voor het, tijdens een vijandelijken aanval op Broome op 3 Maart 1942, aan boord van het motor-zeilvaartuig “Nicol Bay”, door buitengewonen persoonlijken moed onder vijandelijk machinegeweervuur in veiligheid en verzorging brengen van vele gewonde en in groot levensgevaar verkeerende Nederlandsche drenkelingen.

Source: ARA 2.02.14 inv.nr. 9049 ; Australian National Archives, series A1066, number IC45/35/3/2

Davis, David Llewellyn

Known awards: LoM.4,KV

Kruis van Verdienste
Cross of Merit

   Royal Decree No. 15 of 16 October, 1943
   Lieutenant, Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve

Als Deputy N.O.I.C. Broome, Port Hedland district, West-Australië, blijk gegeven van groote doortastendheid en beleid in het organiseeren van de hulpverleening aan en het transport van de opvarenden van Onze Marinevliegtuigen, aangevallen en vernietigd tijdens den vijandelijken vliegaanval op Broome op 3 Maart 1942.

Source: ARA 2.02.14 inv. 9042

Dawson, Leslie Roy

Known awards: ON.4

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 6 of 30 September, 1943
   Squadron Leader (260968), Royal Australian Air Force

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3005]

Donovan, Cyril Ian Hamilton

Born in Inglewood, Queensland, on 25 April, 1918 . Died in Brisbane, Queensland, on 17 October, 2009.
Known awards: VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross

   Royal Decree no. 7 of 24 September 1943
   Flight Sergeant (405037), Royal Australian Air Force

Ingedeeld bij een Nederlandsch-Indisch squadron gedurende het eerste kwartaal 1943 vele malen kalm en kundig als mitrailleurschutter gehandeld. Op 25 Maart 1943 tijdens een overmachtigen vijandelijken jageraanval, een der jagers buiten gevecht gesteld.

Source: VK p. 166,231 ; with kind regards to Suzanne Shelly (granddaughter)

Dwyer, Daniel Horwood

Known awards: OBE,ON.4

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 40 of 22 October, 1946
   Lieutenant-Colonel (NX 70918), Australian Military Forces

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3006] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 19 June, 1947

Eaton, Charles

Known awards: OBE,MID,ON.3

Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 10 of 10 August, 1945
   Group Captain, Royal Australian Air Force

Source: Commonwealth of Australia Gazette of 17 January, 1946 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Galbraith, James Briggan Douglas (D.G.?)

Known awards: ON.3

Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 11 of 20 January, 1944
   Lieutenant Colonel (VX 39709), Australian Military Forces, medical officer aboard the Dutch merchant motor vessel 'Oranje'

Source: Vos p. 159 ; London Gazette, 13 March, 1943 ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette,23 November, 1944, p. 2608 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

George, Allan Thomas

Known awards: MH.3

Erepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon in brons
Bronze Medal for Humane Actions

   Royal Decree no. 9 of 9 January, 1947
   Mineworker, Muswellbrook

wegens de door hem op 19 Februari 1945 met levensgevaar verrichte redding uit een brandend vliegtuig van den 1en Lt.Inf.Vlg.Wnr. C. Been.

Source: MH p. 222 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Hammond, Bertram Albert (Bertram Alfred George?)

Known awards: DSM,BL

Bronzen Kruis met Eervolle Vermelding
Bronze Cross with Honourable Mention

   Royal Decree no. 1 of 22 May, 1943 ; later withdrawn and replaced with the Bronze Lion
   Able Seaman, Royal Australian Naval Reserve (PA/1318

... for gallantry while serving in the Netherlands M.V. Ondina.

Source: PRO ADM171/61 ; BL/BK p. 224 ; Koopv. p. 6,39 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [1117] (lists him as being British and member of the Royal Navy) ; Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday, the 30th of July, 1943, number 36118, Tuesday, 3 August, 1943, p. 3500

Hart, F.H.

Died October 1946.
Known awards: ON.4

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 15 of 28 September, 1944 (by promotion)
   Former Dutch consul, Brisbane

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3008] ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Hutchinson, Carden William

Known awards: MID,VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross

   Royal Decree no. 8 of 24 February, 1945
   Warrant Officer (405686) , Royal Australian Air Force

Source: VK p. 164,234 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3020] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 24 February, 1945

Kennedy, Vincent Edward

Known awards: ON.3x

Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 6 of 17 December, 1942
   Acting Commander, Royal Australian Navy

... for their services to the Royal Netherlands Navy in the United Kingdom and the Far East.

Source: PRO ADM171/61 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3003] ; Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday, the 15th of January, 1943, number 35870, Tuesday, 19 January, 1943, p. 396 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

MacKenzie, Charles Francis Gerald

Known awards: MC,BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross

   Royal Decree no. 3 of 13 May, 1943
   Lieutenant (WX 5369), Australian Military Forces

Source: BL/BK p. 266 (gives initials as C.H.) ; Lead William, p. 80 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3017] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 23 November, 1944

Mathisen, Harold

Born in Norway on 11 November 1892. Naturalised as British citizen on 23 October 1930.
Known awards: MH.1

Eerepenning voor Menschlievend Hulpbetoon in goud
Medal for Humane Actions in gold

   Royal Decree no. 5 of 30 March, 1945
   Captain of the Ketch "Nicol Bay"

voor het blijk geven van beleid en buitengewonen persoonlijken moed door, tijdens een vijandelijken aanval op Broome op 3 Maart 1942, het onder zijn bevel staande motor-zeilvaartuig “Nicol Bay” te navigeeren naar brandende en zinkende Nederlandsche Marine-vliegtuigen, waarbij vele gewonden en in groot levensgevaar verkeerende drenkelingen in veiligheid en verzorging werden gebracht.

Source: ARA 2.02.14 inv.nr. 9049 ; Australian National Archives, series A1066, number IC45/35/3/2

Miller, Ronald James

Known awards: VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross

   Royal Decree no. 27 of 17 October, 1946
   Warrant Officer (421606), Royal Australian Air Force, with the R.A.F. no. 620 Squadron

Source: VK p. 164,189,237 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3021] ; London Gazette, 10 January, 1947 ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 20 February, 1947

Poynton, Joseph William

Known awards: DCM,BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross

   Royal Decree no. 3 of 13 May, 1943
   Private (WX 12552), Australian Military Forces

Source: BL/BK p. 273 ; Lead William, p. 80 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3018] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 23 November, 1944

Prowd, Keith

Born in Brisbane.
Known awards: S3945,ACES.f,DM,WM2,AWSM,RAFBCM,NCM,AEPoWM,VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross

   Royal Decree no. 21 of 10 June 1949
   Warrant Officer (425052), Royal Australian Air Force, with the R.A.F. no. 196 Squadron

Source: VK p. 164,184-185,238 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [3022] ; Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, 13 October, 1949

Scarfe, Claxon Alexander Frederick George

Known awards: ON.4

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 15 of 28 September, 1944 (by promotion)
   Former Dutch consul, Adelaide

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3007] ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Stewart, Charles

Known awards: MH.3

Erepenning voor Menslievend Hulpbetoon in brons
Bronze Medal for Humane Actions

   Royal Decree no. 9 of 9 January, 1947
   Mineworker, Muswellbrook

wegens de door hem op 19 Februari 1945 met levensgevaar verrichte redding uit een brandend vliegtuig van den 1en Lt.Inf.Vlg.Wnr. C. Been.

Source: MH p. 222 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Thomas, Frederick William

Known awards: ON.3

Commandeur in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 8 of 24 September, 1943
   Group Captain, Royal Australian Air Force

Source: Dutch Awards to the Allies [3004]