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Country: Belgium
Established: The Order of Leopold (Ordre de Leopold) was instituted by King Leopold I on 11 July 1832.
Five Classes: Grand Cross
Grand Officer (Grand Officier)
Commander (Commandeur)
Officer (Officier)
Knight (Chevalier)
Order of Leopold
Bearing the motto of Belgium, "Union constitutes power," the Order of Leopold was conferred upon men and women as a personal decoration of merit. More commonly awarded to inventors, writers, statesmen and other citizens who rendered notable service to the state or society, military recipients received the Order of Leopold, with crossed swords between the crown and the cross, for valour on the field of battle.
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Chapman, Charles Meredith Bouverie
Chevalier - 21 Sep 1917*
2 Child, James Martin
Chevalier - 21 Sep 1917*
3 Coppens de Houthulst, Willy Omer François Jean
4 Cunningham, Jack Armand
Chevalier - 15 Jul 1919*
5 MacKay, George Chisholm
Chevalier - 08 Feb 1919*
* Gazetted
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