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Country: Belgium
Established: The Belgian War Cross (Croix de Guerre) was established on 25 October 1915.
Bronze Croix de Guerre [Belgium]
Belgium's only decoration awarded for "acts of war." During World War I, the bronze, silver or silver-gilt War Cross was awarded by the commander of the army for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. For subsequent acts of bravery, recipients were awarded additional bronze medals. Receiving five bronze medals entitled recipients to a silver medal. Receiving five silver medals entitled recipients to a silver-gilt medal.
Recipients - World War I Aces
11 Child, James Martin
08 Mar 1918*
12 Clappison, Henry Gordon
15 Jul 1919*
13 Cockerell, Stanley
08 Mar 1918*
14 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean
15 Cunningham, Jack Armand
15 Jul 1919*
16 Davies, Edgar George
15 Jul 1919*
17 De Bonnefoy, Joseph Denis Bernard Robert
18 De Meulemeester, Andre
19 De Turenne, Armand Jean Galliot Joseph
20 Derode, Jean Marie Emile
* Gazetted
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