Netherlands – Military Order of William

The Military Order of William (in Dutch: Militaire Willems-Orde), is the oldest and highest distinction of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Comparable to the French Legion of Honor, but much less frequently awarded, it is open to all without distinction of rank or nobility, not only to Dutch military personnel, but also to foreigners. To date, membership in the Order is extremely rare, and only for exceptional bravery in combat.

Knight of the Military Order of William (4th Class)
Gunner James Elmer Gillis