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Croix de Guerre Winners List

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List of French Croix de guerre winners from every year the award has been given out. All Croix de guerre winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Croix de guerre award are listed along with photos for every Croix de guerre winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Croix de guerre award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Croix de guerre are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Croix de guerre winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Croix de guerre winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Croix de guerre winners of all time. Anybody who won the Croix de guerre usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Croix de guerre-winning people are listed here with photos when available.

This list spans the history of the Croix de guerre, so most of the famous Croix de guerre winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Croix de guerre?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you're on. List features William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, Merton Beckwith-Smith and more. 
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Alan Brooke, 1st Viscoun... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June 1963), was a senior officer of the British Army. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), ...more
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Albert Desbrisay Carter ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Albert Desbrisay Carter DSO & Bar (2 June 1892 – 22 May 1919) was a Canadian World War I flying ace credited with 28 victories.
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Andrée de Jongh ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Andrée de Jongh
Countess Andrée Eugénie Adrienne de Jongh GM (30 November 1916 – 13 October 2007) was a member of the Belgian Resistance during the Second World War. She organised the Comet line ...more
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Andrée Peel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Andrée Peel
Andrée Peel (3 February 1905 – 5 March 2010) was a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War who worked against the German occupation of France. She was known as Agent ...more
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Arthur Samuel Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Arthur Samuel Allen
Major General Arthur Samuel "Tubby" Allen, (10 March 1894 – 25 January 1959) was an Australian Army officer and accountant. During the Second World War he reached the rank of major ...more
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Avery Cardinal Dulles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Avery Robert Dulles, S.J. (; August 24, 1918 – December 12, 2008) was a Jesuit priest, theologian and cardinal of the Catholic Church. Dulles served on the faculty of Woodstock College from 1960 ...more
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Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
William Avery Bishop, (8 February 1894 – 11 September 1956) was a Canadian flying ace of the First World War. He was officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top Canadian and ...more
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Brian Edmund Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Air Marshal Sir Brian Edmund Baker (31 August 1896 – 8 October 1979) was an officer of the Royal Air Force who served in both World Wars. He was a flying ace in World War I credited, in ...more
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Claude Auchinleck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck, (21 June 1884 – 23 March 1981) was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent much of his military ...more
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Clifford Coffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Major General Clifford Coffin (10 February 1870 – 4 February 1959) was an officer in the British Army and was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for ...more
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Count Charles of Limburg... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Count Charles of Limburg Stirum
Count Charles Gaëtan Corneille Marie François-Xavier Ghislain of Limburg Stirum, GCVO, GCSG (15 September 1906 – 14 June 1989), a Count of the Holy Roman Empire and Knight of the ...more
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Daniel Burges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Burges, VC, DSO (1 July 1873 – 24 October 1946) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the ...more
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Daniel Daly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Daly (November 11, 1873 – April 27, 1937) was a United States Marine and one of only nineteen men (including seven Marines) to have received the Medal of Honor ...more

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Dominique Darbois is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Dominique Darbois
Dominique Darbois (5 April 1925 – 6 September 2014) was a French photojournalist and author, noted for her humanist studies of exotic locales, artifacts, children, and primitive peoples. Darbois ...more
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Ernest A. Janson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Ernest A. Janson
Sergeant Major Ernest August Janson (August 17, 1878 – May 14, 1930) was a United States Marine who was highly decorated for his heroic actions in World War I. He was awarded both the Army and ...more
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Gordon Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Vice Admiral Gordon Campbell, (6 January 1886 – 3 July 1953) was a British naval officer, writer, politician and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of ...more
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James Cannan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
James Cannan
Major General James Harold Cannan, (29 August 1882 – 23 May 1976) was an Australian Army brigadier general in the First World War and the Quartermaster General during the Second World War. ...more
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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. Known for his distinctive drawl, ...more

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John H. Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
John Henry Pruitt (October 4, 1896–October 4, 1918) was a United States Marine during World War I and is one of only 19 people who received two Medals of Honor. The Medals of Honor were ...more
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John J. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
John Joseph Kelly (June 24, 1898 – November 20, 1957) was a United States Marine who was awarded both the Army and Navy Medals of Honor for his heroic actions on October 13, 1918, at the Battle ...more
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John Vaughan Campbell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Brigadier General John Vaughan Campbell, (31 October 1876 – 21 May 1944) was a senior British Army officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of ...more
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Josephy Whitney Ganson ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Josephy Whitney Ganson
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Lloyd Chadburn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Lloyd Vernon "Chad" Chadburn DSO & Bar, DFC (21 August 1919 – 13 June 1944) was a Canadian World War II fighter pilot.
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Louis Cukela is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Louis Cukela (May 1, 1888 – March 19, 1956) was a Croatian American United States Marine numbered among the nineteen two-time recipients of the Medal of Honor. Cukela was awarded the Medal by ...more
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Merton Beckwith-Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Major General Merton Beckwith-Smith, (11 July 1890 – 11 November 1942) was a senior British Army officer during both the First and Second World Wars.