The Cross of Merit (Dutch: Kruis van Verdienste) was instituted on 20 February 1941 as an award for those working in the interest of the Netherlands while faced with enemy actions and distinguishing oneself through valor and resolute behavior. The Dutch government in exile in London instituted several new awards for bravery which recognized the new way that wars were fought, with civilian resistance and the merchant navy in great peril.
Staff Sergeant Dean Montagu Clarke Staff Sergeant James Newton Love Warrant Officer Class 2 Robert Douglas Reid
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