Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

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Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

Post by Jeroen » 25 Dec 2021 21:05

I'm currently research a Dutch padre who worked in France before and after the Second World War. His name is Pieter Jozef Hubert VORAGE (1894-1959). According to a very old (1948) Dutch source he would have received the following awards:

- Médaille d'Officier de la Résistance (not sure if this even exists)
- Officier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
- Croix de Guerre (twice)

Is there a way to check if he has received any of those awards? Does anyone recognize any awards on the picture below?

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Re: Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

Post by Loïc » 25 Dec 2021 22:39

hello

no Médaille d'Officier de la Résistance, it doesn't exist a such rank attached with such award, maybe a confusion between two awards he received (the Légion d'Honneur and Médaille de la Résistance)

indeed Chevalier then "Officer" in the Order of the Légion d'Honneur (no date found yet for Officer)
below receiving the Légion d'Honneur in august 1930
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k50531279
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and Médaille de la Résistance by decree of 26th march 1945 published at the Journal Officiel below for the Captain Chaplain Vorage aka "Norbert"
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k ... m.r=vorage

he received also the Médaille des Evadés by decree of 13th october 1945 published at the Journal Officiel below
https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k ... rk=42918;4#
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Re: Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

Post by Jeroen » 26 Dec 2021 09:24

Thank you very much! So he got his Legion d'Honneur already in 1930. Could it be that it was upgraded to "Officer" after the Second World War?

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Re: Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

Post by Loïc » 26 Dec 2021 20:31

There are database online for the Legionnaries, one free (Léonore) where he don't appears maybe because he was a foreigner knight/officer and an other (filae) unfortunately pay-per-view where he is present

he was awarded knight of the Légion d'Honneur the 28th march 1930
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he received "the Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 in Aix-la-Chapelle in 1921" and promoted officer in the Légion d'Honneur in 1946
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 (no date given)
https://www.lesmolieres.fr/wp-content/u ... M146-1.pdf
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Re: Researching a Dutch recipient of French awards

Post by Jeroen » 26 Dec 2021 21:49

Thanks, I've read that pdf from Les Molières, but it doesn't cite any sources other then the "short stories he [Vorage] wrote himself". So I'm looking for more primary sources, like the news letters.

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