The Bronze Cross was founded on the 11th June 1940 by Queen Wilhelmina to reward gallant acts by members of the Armed Forces, Merchant Navy and civilians in the presence of the enemy. It is the equivelent of the Military Cross and Military Medal.

 

DFC = Distinguished Flying Cross

DFM = Distinguished Flying Medal

MBE = Member of the British Empire

MC = Military Cross

MiD = Mentioned in Despatches

MM = Military Medal

OBE = Officer of the British Empire

POW = Prisoner of War

RCAF = Royal Canadian Air Force

 

1st Airborne Division

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

S/Sgt Albert Edward Allen

16th Para Field Ambulance

-

Sgt Dennis George Barrett

1st Battalion

-

Pte Charles Cecil Bolton

Reconnaissance Squadron

-

RSM Leonard Henry Bryson

181 Field Ambulance

POW

CSM Reginald George Chenery

156th Battalion

-

Capt Michael Temple Corrie

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Spr William Alfred Coulsting

4th Para Squadron

-

Cpl Peter Charles Dale

Provost Company

-

Sgt John Thomas Davis

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

-

L/Cpl Charles Gavaghan

1st Border

Evacuated, MiD, Died 10/05/45

Cpl Alexander Gunning

7th KOSB

Evacuated

Sgt Owen George Hughes MM

10th Battalion

-

Pte Joseph Shields Jones

3rd Battalion

Wounded, Evacuated

Lt. M. J. Knottenbelt

No.10 Commando

-

Pte Fred Lee

Independent Company

-

Capt A. D. Llewellyn-Jones

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

POW, MiD

Maj Cedric Longland MC

16th Para Field Ambulance

POW

Capt Christopher John Salter MacMillen

1 Forward Observation Unit

-

H. M. McLeod

-

-

Gnr Edgar Walter Neale

Light Regiment

-

Sgt John Joseph O'Neill

1st Airlanding A/T Battery

-

Lt-Col Michael Packe

HQ Royal Army Service Corps

OBE

Sgt Walter Hammerton Swift

Glider Pilot Regiment

-

Capt Thomas Douglas Victor Swinscow

Reconnaissance Squadron

Evacuated

Lt Albert Thomas Turrell

1st Battalion

-

Capt Tom Wainwright

156th Battalion

MiD

Cpl William Watson

No.10 Commando

Evacuated

Lt-Cdr Arnoldus Wolters

Dutch Liaison Mission

Evacuated

 

Royal Air Force

 

Name

Unit

Remarks

Sgt W. J. Auld

299 Squadron

-

F/Lt W. R. Chalk DFC

299 Squadron

-

F/Lt J. N. Francis

299 Squadron

-

F/Sgt G. D. Gleave

48 Squadron

-

F/Lt H. A. King

271 Squadron

(ref)

F/Lt Harold Morris McLeod

620 Squadron

RCAF, POW

F/Lt John Davidson Mitchner

421 (RCAF) Squadron

-

F/O D. M. Peel

295 Squadron

-

Sqdn Ldr William Arnold Prest

421 (RCAF) Squadron

-

F/Lt J. S. Scott DFM

-

-

F/Sgt F. H. Sedgewick

299 Squadron

-

P/O Douglas Stephen Sellars

-

-

P/O William Paul Stewart

299 Squadron

-