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Herman

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  1. I found this one with a Swedish Vasa order. This one is identified to Johan Willem Buitendijk.
  2. Again with a Royal connection? Unfortunately not identified.
  3. The new owner of the Colonel Jan Sar medal bar nicely restored it to it's original state.
  4. Is the uniform in the picture that of a Navy Konteradmiral? Looks more like an Army Generalmajor. Regards Herman
  5. 😁😊 Thanks. Bovomed is a good adress for your medals. Also the set of General Hoeffer was refreshed by them. Therefore my question. Cheers Herman
  6. In the Dutch Army officers list of 1936 he is listed as a Lieutenant Colonel of the Military Police (Koninklijke Marechaussee) with the following decorations: Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau, officers cross 30, Member in the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and the Decoration 2nd class of tge Austrian Red Cross. The Mobilisation cross WW1 is not mentioned in these lists as it was awarded by a private committee. The Knight in the Order of the Nederlandse Leeuw and the Mobilisation cross WW2 were awarded later. The MOK from 1949 to 1952. So Laurentius this medalbar is full
  7. Hello, It isa wild guess, but probably a Nijmegen four days marches ribbon and a NOC medal ribbon. Both are sport/physical awards. NOC means Netherlands Olympic Comité. Regards Herman
  8. Actually this set belonged to Officer of Health (Officier van Gezondheid) Tiddo Reddingius.
  9. The medal set of Colonel Jan Hendrik Sar. One of the 17 Dutch who helped the Albanian forces in 1914. The empty place at the front of the bar was probably occupied by a Knight or Officer grade cross of the Order of Orange Nassau with the swords. He became Knight in this order in 1923 and Officer in 1946 after his retirement. Regards Herman
  10. Another one. He served in WW2 and in the Netherlands Indies right after WW2.
  11. I think it was awarded for a Norwegian state visit to the Netherlands in the early sixties.
  12. A set of a Dutch Infantry Lieutenant Colonel who served in the Netherlands East Indies following WW2.
  13. +1 your oak crown is a 100 % original first pattern. Great find. Regards Herman
  14. Indeed that is the case. I presume you deciphered the Dutch text, but to be complete: Lieutenant General 2nd May 1930 Retired 1st May 1934. Promoted in 1934 to Grandofficer in the Order of Orange-Nassau with the swords (Military Division) Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion Numeral XL to the Officers Cross Promoted to Grand Officer in the Legion Of Honor of France. Best regards Herman
  15. If he survived WW2, which he did not, his Dutch orders would have been rescinded by Royal Decree. This happened to several collaborators after the war. One retired general escaped this shame by committing suicide. Seijffardt, if he had survived the war, would have been convicted in court, probably the death sentence.
  16. From the Dutch officers list of 1929. He was at the time Major General and commander of the 1st Division. Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau Officers Cross with numeral XXXV Mobilisation cross 1914 - 1918 Commander 2nd class Sword Order of Sweden Commander 2nd class Danebrog Order of Denmark Officer Legion of Honor of France Officer in the Order of the Crown of Belgium His rank and date of promotion: 2lt Artillery 21st July 1892 1Lt 19th November 1898 Captain 1st of May 1911 Major 1st of November 1920 Lieute
  17. Interesting topic. No pictures to be found indeed. Checking several sources gives the following list: DSO & bar, DFC & bar, 39-45 star with Battle of Britain clasp, Air Crew Europe star, Defence Medal, War Medal & Mid oak leaf, Belgian Croix de Guerre with bronze oak leaf, Czecho-Slovakian Military Cross, French Legion d'Honneur Officer grade and French Croix de Guerre. Now a detailed sharp picture will help. Regards Herman
  18. Any news or update on this medal group? Regards Herman
  19. Lets try a different angle. What if the middel ribbon is the German Red Eagle Order. What blue ribbon would fit? Regards Herman
  20. Alight, I didn't know that. Still not to old to learn. But we agree upon the fact that it's a NC and not a DSC........ Regards Herman
  21. No, a black widow is an early WW2 Navy Cross and not a WW1 DSC. Regards Herman
  22. dedehansen, you are correct. He indeed wears both Dutch medals. In the Dutch archives in The Hague there must be a file on him. He served at least for six years in the Dutch Indies to receive the Bronze Long service medal. Normally it was awarded after 12 years, but in the tropics the years counted double. He is wearing the medals in the wrong order by the way. Regards Herman
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