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Dutch awards to British nationals for World War II

Abbott - Auten

Abbott, Dennis Leigh

Known awards: ON.5x

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Captain (158200), Corps of Royal Engineers

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947, p. 3321 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Abrahamson, Harold Sidney

Known awards: ON.3

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

   Royal Decree no. 32 of 6 April, 1951 (by promotion)
   -
   According to the London Gazette for:

in recognition of services rendered during the war.

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January 1948 p. 742, 13 July 1951 p. 3810

Adams, Donald Frank

Known awards: ON.5x

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Captain (126270), Royal Regiment of Artillery

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947, p. 3321 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Adams, William Leslie Graham

Known awards: OBE,ON.3x

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

   Royal Decree no. 50 of 18 May, 1946
   Captain, Royal Navy
   Awarded without citation. According to the London Gazette awarded for:

... for outstanding services whilst in command of H.M.S. WASP to Netherlands Coastal Forces stationed in Dover.

Source: London Gazette, 7 January, 1947, p. 173

Adderley, Kenneth Edward

Known awards: ON.5x

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau with Swords

   Royal Decree no. 6 of 7 October, 1943
   Temporary Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

... for services to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

Source: ARA 2.02.14 inv. 9042 ; PRO ADM171/61 ; Dutch Awards to the Allies [674] ; Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of Friday the 24th of September, 1943, number 36188, Tuesday 28 September, 1943, p. 4317

Adshead, Charles Joseph

Known awards: TD,ON.4x

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel (27715), Royal Army Ordnance Corps

Source: London Gazette, 18 July, 1947

Agnew, Sir William Gladstone

Known awards: KCVO,CB,DSO,ON.3x

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   Captain, Royal Navy

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 November, 1947, p. 5596

Aikman, Alexander

Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 742

Aird, Matthew

Known awards: ON.ZEMx

Eremedaille in zilver, verbonden aan de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Silver Medal of Honour of the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 61 of 12 December, 1946
   Petty Officer Telegraphist (C/JX.130042)

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 November, 1947, p. 5596 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Alanbrooke of Brookeborough, The Viscount; Brooke, Alan Francis

Born in Bagnères-de-Bigorre (France) on 23 July 1883. Died in Ferney Close, Hampshire, on 17 June 1963.
Known awards: KG,GCB,OM,GCVO,DSO*,S14*,BWM,VM+MID,S3945,AS,IS,FGS,DM,WM2+MID,G5DDM,G5JM,G6CM,E2CM,LB.1,D.1,LEF.1,V.1,NL1,VM.1,MWL.1,WL.1,MOC.1,PZ.1,USDSM,ROS.1,BOK1418.p,BOK.p,CzWC,FCG.p

Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
Knight Grand Cross in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands
   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   Field Marshal (6439), British Army, Chief of the Imperial General Staff

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; Steffens blz. 32/33 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 May, 1948

Alford, H.

Known awards: KV

Kruis van Verdienste
Cross of Merit

  Royal Decree no. 2 of 8 December, 1945
   Lance-Sergeant

Bron: with special thanks to H.J. Huisman

Allan, Leonard Arthur

Known awards: BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Acting Warrant Officer Class I (4622557), Corps of Royal Military Police

Tijdens de gevechten ter bevrijding van het bezette Nederlandsche grondgebied moedig en beleidvol optreden getoond tegenover den vijand en een bijzonder plichtsbetrachting aan den dag gelegd.

Source: BL/BK p. 238 (gives name as L.A. Allan) ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947

Allen, Albert

Known awards: BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Warrant Officer Class I (4029382), The King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Tijdens de gevechten ter bevrijding van het bezette Nederlandsche grondgebied moedig en beleidvol optreden getoond tegenover den vijand en een bijzonder plichtsbetrachting aan den dag gelegd.

Source: BL/BK p. 238 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947

Allen, Albert Edward

Known awards: BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   Royal Decree no. 1 of 9 February, 1946
   Staff-Sergeant (7522555), Royal Army Medical Corps

Source: BL/BK p. 238 (gives first name as Albert only) ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 20 March, 1947 (gives award as BL!)

Allen, the Reverend Arthur William

Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 15 of 16 July, 1943
   Vicar of Pittington, Durham

in recognition of valuable services rendered during the war.

Source: London Gazette, 17 August, 1943

Allen, Douglas Newton

Known awards: ON.5

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 742

Allen, G.W.

Known awards: KV

Kruis van Verdienste
Cross of Merit

   Royal Decree no. 2 of 8 December, 1945
   Private

Bron: with special thanks to H.J. Huisman

Allison, Robert William

Known awards: BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Private (4348858), Royal Pioneer Corps

Tijdens de gevechten ter bevrijding van het bezette Nederlandsche grondgebied moedig en beleidvol optreden getoond tegenover den vijand en een bijzonder plichtsbetrachting aan den dag gelegd.

Source: BL/BK p. 238 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947 ; www.royalpioneercorps.co.uk

Allsopp, David

Born in Bakewell, Derbyshire, on 4 August, 1917. Died in Poole, Dorset, on 9 September 1987.
As Acting Captain 2nd-in-command, 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron at Arnhem, September 1944.
2nd Lieut. 29-11-1939; War Substantive Captain 26-12-1944; Temporary Major 26-12-1944 (Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps).
Known awards: BL

Bronzen Leeuw
Bronze Lion
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 31 July 1945
   Temporary Captain (105457), Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps

Source: BL/BK p. 219 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 20 March, 1947 ; www.unithistories.com

Ambrumenil, Sir Philip d'

Born in 1886. Died in 1974.
Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 741

Anderson, Alexander Vass

Known awards: CB,MBE,ON.2x

Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Grand Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   Major-General (17247), late Corps of Engineers

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 May, 1948, p. 2922

Anderson, Colin Skelton

Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 741

Anderson, Donald Forsyth

Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 741

Anderson, Kenneth

Known awards: CBE,ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 742

Apall-Olsen, Eileen

Known awards: ON.ZEM

Eremedaille in zilver, verbonden aan de Orde van Oranje-Nassau
Silver Medal of Honor of the Order of Orange-Nassau

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514

Archer, Ernest Leonard

Known awards: DSO,OBE,AFC,S3945,ACES.g,DM,WM2+MID,AEA,LB5+zp,BOK.p,VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 31 July 1945
   Award presented by H.R.H. Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands in The Netherlands House at 21 February 1946
   Squadron Leader (78738), Royal Air Force, no. 296 Squadron

Tijdens de gevechten bij Arnhem van 17 tot 25 September 1944 zich onderscheiden door daden van initiatief, moed en volharding. In alle opzichten een bijzondere plichtsbetrachting en groot doorzettingsvermogen getoond.

   For:

Distinguished himself during the operations near Arnhem from September 17 to 25, 1944, by deeds of initiative, courage and perseverance and showing, in every respect, an uncommon devotion to duty and a great tenacity of purpose.

   The orignal recommendation, for a Bronze Cross, reads as follows:

      S/Ldr.ARCHER completed his 60th and 61st operations by leading his flight to ARNHEM on two occassions. His untiring energy was undoubtedly a main factor in the success of our part of Operation "MARKET", made complicated by the necessity of using an advanced base.

      His record of operation sorties would be difficult to equal - he was a member of 59 Squadron, employed during the British invasion scare, in day and night bombing of the Channel ports. His Squadron was practically annihilated.

      After a period of Staff work he came to 38 Group, and took part successfully in the invasion of Normandy. He was also successful in numerous flights with arms and ammunitions for the Maquis.

      His zeal and ability throughout all this period , during which he was also engaged in helping to train two British Airborne Divisions, has been an inspiration to his flight, and a mainstay to his Squadron Commander.
REMARKS OF SQUADRON COMMANDER
      I feel that this Officer's record of service strongly deserves recognition.

(signed) T.C. MUSGROVE
Rank W/Cdr.

Date 21st October 1944.

      S/Ldr.Archer has displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty at all times. His work during the ARNHEM operation was typical of his enthusian and skill and I strongly recommend him for the Dutch Bronze Cross.

(signed) S.S. BERTRAM
RANK Group Captain.

Date...21st October 1944.

Source: VK p. 164,168-171,178,228

Archer, John Douglas

Known awards: GM,BWM,MMWM,DM,KV

Kruis van Verdienste
Cross of Merit
   Royal Decree no. 3 of 11 March 1943
   Captain, Merchant Navy ; Assistant Dock Master

Source: Koopv. p. 7,45

Armitage, Stanley

Known awards: ON.5x

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Captain (166629), Royal Regiment of Artillery

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947, p. 3321 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Armstrong, John

Known awards: ON.GEMx

Eremedaille in goud, verbonden aan de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Gold Medal of Honour of the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 61 of 12 December, 1946
   Chief Yeoman of Signals (D/JX.106171)

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 25 November, 1947, p. 5596 ; with special thanks to Mr. H.J. Huisman

Ashe, Derick Rosslyn

Known awards: ON.5x

Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Knight in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords
   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Captain (138013), The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Source: London Gazette, 23 May, 1947

Astley-Bell, Leonard Astley

Born on 10 May, 1904. Died in August 1977.
Known awards: ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   -

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 742

Attewell, John Herbert

2nd Lt. (29-12-1937), WS/Lt. (01-04-1940), T/Capt. (22-03-1945).
Known awards: TD,BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   K.B. no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Temporary Captain (73828), Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army

Tijdens de gevechten ter bevrijding van het bezette Nederlandsche grondgebied moedig en beleidvol optreden getoond tegenover den vijand en een bijzonder plichtsbetrachting aan den dag gelegd.

Source: BL/BK p. 239 ; Supplement of the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947 ; with special thanks to Mr. J.N. Houterman

Auld, Alan Talbert

Known awards: ON.4x

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Officer in the Order of Oranje-Nassau with swords
   Royal Decree no. 45 of 12 April, 1946
   Temporary Major (71953), Royal Regiment of Artillery

Source: London Gazette, 17 October, 1946

Auld, William Johnstone

Known awards: BK

Bronzen Kruis
Bronze Cross
   K.B. no. 21 of 10 June, 1949
   Sergeant (1573465), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Source: BL/BK p. 239 ; London Gazette, 2 September, 1949

Austin, J.B.

Known awards: DFC,VK

Vliegerkruis
Flying Cross
   Royal Decree no. 27 of 3 July 1945
   Acting Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Source: VK p. 164,228

Austin, Leslie A.

Known awards: ON.ZEMx

Eremedaille in zilver, verbonden aan de Orde van Oranje-Nassau met de zwaarden
Silver Medal of Honour of the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords

   Royal Decree no. 29 of 24 April, 1946
   Trooper (4979848), Royal Armoured Corps

Source: Supplement to the London Gazette, 18 July, 1947, p. 3322

Auten, Harold

Known awards: VC,DSC,RD,ON.3

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

   Royal Decree no. 28 of 19 April, 1947
   Captain, Royal Naval Reserve (retired)

... for service to the Royal Netherlands Navy during the war.

Source: London Gazette, 13 January, 1948

Ayre, Sir Amos Lowrey

Born in South Shields on 23 May, 1885. Died in London on 13 January, 1952.
Known awards: KBE,ON.4

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

   Royal Decree no. 34 of 13 February, 1947
   Director of Merchant Shipbuilding

... die zich gedurende den oorlog in diverse functies verdienstelijk hebben gemaakt voor de Nederlandsche zaak ...

Source: ARA 2.02.20 inv. 9514 ; London Gazette, 30 January, 1948, p. 741 ; Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology, p. 29