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THE ANGLO-BELGIAN MILITARY MEDALS SOCIETY

'THE GLIMPS OF WAR REFLECTED IN THE BRAVERY AND SERVICE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED FOR OTHERS'

VOLUNTARY CROSS 1830


(CROIX DE VOLONTAIRE 1830)


 

INSTITUTED 48 YEARS AFTER THE END OF THE BELGIAN REVOLUTION, TO COMMEMORATED THE VETERANS OF 1830. THE CROSS WAS ONLY AWARDED TO DOES WHO DID NOT RECIEVE THE IRON CROSS OF - MEDAL.

HISTORY


The voluntary cross for veterans of the Belgian revolution was created on the 20th of April 1878, some 48 years later after the engagements where ended. The award was established for those who where not awarded with the Iron Cross or Iron Medal.

 

The last cross was awarded to Captain Mespion who died at Brussels the 26th of December 1910 at the age of 95.

DISCRIPTION OF THE AWARD


The voluntary cross is an enamelled cross with four arms wich has a black enamelled medaillion in the middle on both sides, with a Belgian lion inlayed in the front and the year 1830 inlayed on the back. The cross is attached on a Royal crown. 

 

The ribbon is black and has two stripes of yellow and red on both sides. 

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