Category: Croix de Guerre 1940-1945 (Belgium)

Categories: Belgium, Military Decorations


The Croix de guerre ("War Cross"; Dutch: Oorlogskruis; German: Kriegskreuz), is a military decoration of the Kingdom of Belgium. The award was reestablished on 20 July 1940 by the Belgian government in exile for recognition of bravery and military virtue during World War II.

When the person being awarded the Croix de guerre was mentioned in despatches, this distinction was denoted by a device worn on the ribbon, either a small lion or a palm adorned with the monogram "A" (for Albert I)

When awarded posthumously, the ribbon of the Croix de guerre was adorned with a narrow black enamel bar.

See Wikipedia:Croix_de_guerre_(Belgium)


Currently there are sub categories for each of these 6 types. If you have a profile that just says Croix de guerre, add it to this roll up category, people could be awarded the citation without an additional device.

The are too many combinations possible to create a sub category for each, so there is no sub category for multiple awards at the same level, i.e. with 2 bronze lions, so place that profile in the with bronze lion sub category.

if a person was awarded different levels, i.e. with silver palm and with bronze lion, add to both sub categories with silver palm and with bronze palm.


This category is managed by the Military and War Project in association with the Categorization Project. For assistance with this or related categories ask in G2G making sure to tag your question with both categorization and Military_and_War.

Subcategories (6)


Person Profiles (8)

28 Aug 1894 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - 24 Apr 1965 photo
08 Aug 1914 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands - 04 Dec 2001 photo
1925 New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA - 04 Jul 2016
04 Jul 1885 London, England - 05 Oct 1977
12 Aug 1926 Leuven, Brabant, Belgiƫ - 18 Dec 2006 photo
06 Nov 1916 McGehee, Desha, Arkansas, United States - 26 Dec 2016 photo
11 Nov 1885 San Gabriel, Los Angeles, California, United States - 21 Dec 1945 photo
26 Dec 1904 Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States - 05 Aug 1950




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