Croix de Guerre


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Croix de Guerre

 (krwä′ də gâr′)
n.
A French military decoration for bravery in combat.

[French : croix, cross + de, of + guerre, war.]

Croix de Guerre

(krwa də ɡɛr)
n
(Military) a French military decoration awarded for gallantry in battle: established 1915
[literally: cross of war]

Croix de Guerre

(krwɑdə ˈgɛr)
n.
a French military award for heroism in battle.
[1910–15; < French: literally, cross of war]
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Noun1.Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantryCroix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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He was awarded by the King of the Belgians the Croix de Guerre.
His Halifax heavy bomber was shot down in 1944; initially presumed dead by the government, he parachuted to safety in northern France, managed to contact the underground and worked with French resistance, posing as an Indochinese student, earning the Croix de Guerre.
His group of 11 medals also includes the Distinguished Service Order with two bars and France's Croix de Guerre.
A week after the Polygon Wood stunt the Battalion had been inspected by Sir Douglas Haig, who decorated Captain Radford with the French Croix de Guerre which he had been awarded some time previously.
Laurence Cadbury, son of the chocolate maker was a founding member of the Friends Ambulance Unit and was given the Croix de Guerre by the French
Rank: Donkeyman Regiment: Mercantile Marine Age: 61 Date of death: 18-7-1916 Buried at: Tower Hill Memorial John Henry Withers Croix De Guerre (France) son of Mr and Mrs A Withers, of 17 Bromfield Street.
Here is just one of those remarkable stories, with remarkable stories, with particular significance for particular significance for today, told by June Jacktoday, told by June Jack-son of Newcastle: son of Newcastle: "My grandparents Mr and Mrs Buckham had and Mrs Buckham had three sons, the eldest three sons, the eldest Harry was in the Medical Harry was in the Medical Corps and was awarded Corps and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for the Croix de Guerre for saving many lives in saving many lives in France and Belgium.
Maj Gen Alexander was also awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath, the Companion of St Michael and St George, and the Belgian Croix de Guerre.
Other men were awarded foreign decorations such as the Belgian Croix de Guerre, French Medaille Militaire, a Serbian Cross of Karageorge and a Roumanian Medaille Barbatie.
But even prior to receiving any of these highly regarded decorations, Coltman had already been mentioned in Despatches for his work and was also awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French Army - this Croix de Guerre was created to recognise French and allied soldiers who were cited for their service during WW1 and is similar to British men mentioned in Despatches.