Lieutenant-Colonel De Ruyter van Steveninck


Unit : Royal Netherlands Brigade.

Awards : Distinguished Service Order


This officer has been in command of his contingent for a considerable time during which he has trained it for war.


During the last month [August 1944], when the contingent has been continually in action, he has shown considerable personal gallantry and leadership under difficult conditions.


It was due to his careful direction that many valuable lives were saved and that his contingent is still in action despite fairly heavy casualties.


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