Award Winners 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 Viscount Alan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar was a senior commander in the British Army. He was the Chief of the Imperial General Staff during the ...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 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 De Jongh was a member of the Belgian Resistance during World War II. She organized the Comet Line for escaped Allied soldiers. After the war, she worked in leper hospitals

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Andrée Peel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Andrée Peel Andrée Peel was one of a couple of women known as Agent Rose. She worked against the German occupation of France as a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War.

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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 CB, CBE, DSO, VD was an Australian soldier. During World War II he reached the rank of major general and commanded Allied forces in the ...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. was a Jesuit priest, theologian, cardinal of the Catholic Church and served as the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University from ...more

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Billy Bishop is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Air Marshal William Avery "Billy" Bishop, VC, CB, DSO & Bar, MC, DFC, ED, LL.D. was a Canadian First World War flying ace, officially credited with 72 victories, making him the top ...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 KBE CB DSO MC AFC was an officer of the British Royal Air Force who served in both World Wars. He was a flying ace in World War I credited, in conjunction with ...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 GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE, nicknamed "The Auk", was a British army commander during the Second World War. He was a career soldier who spent ...more

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Clifford Coffin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Major General Clifford Coffin VC, CB, DSO & Bar was an officer in the British Army and was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face ...more

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Count Charles of Limburg Stiru... 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, a Count of the Holy Roman Empire and Knight of the Golden Fleece, was a member 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 was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more

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Daniel Daly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph "Dan" Daly was a United States Marine and one of only nineteen men to have received the Medal of Honor twice. Of the Marines who are double recipients, ...more

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Dominique Darbois is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Dominique Darbois Dominique Darbois was a French photojournalist and author, noted for her studies of exotic locales, artifacts, children, and primitive peoples. She was born in Paris on 5 April 1925, and lives ...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 was a United States Marine who was highly decorated for his heroic actions in World War I, receiving both the Army and Navy Medal of Honor and the French ...more

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Gordon Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Vice Admiral Gordon Campbell VC, DSO & Two Bars was an English naval officer, later a writer and politician, who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the ...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, CB, CMG, DSO, VD was an Australian Army brigadier general in the First World War and the Quartermaster General during the Second World War. Cannan assumed ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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John H. Pruitt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
John Henry Pruitt 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 presented posthumously for his actions ...more

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John J. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
John Joseph Kelly 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 of Blanc Mont Ridge, France during ...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 VC CMG DSO was an English-born Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy ...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 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 was a United States Marine numbered among the nineteen two-time recipients of the Medal of Honor. Cukela was awarded the Medal by both the US Army and the US Navy for the same ...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 DSO MC MA was a British Army officer during the First and Second World Wars.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was the king of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Islamic Revolution on 11 February 1979. He took the title Shāhanshāh on 26 October 1967. He was ...more

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Percy Black is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Percy Black Percy Charles Herbert Black DSO, DCM was a decorated Australian soldier who served with the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War.

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Nancy Wake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Nancy Grace Augusta Wake AC, GM served as a British Special Operations Executive agent during the later part of World War II. She became a leading figure in the maquis groups of the French ...more

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Peter Ramsbotham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Peter Edward Ramsbotham, 3rd Viscount Soulbury, GCMG GCVO DL was a British diplomat and colonial administrator.

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Philip Cochran is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Philip Gerald Cochran was an officer in the United States Army Air Corps. Cochran developed many tactical air combat, air transport, and air assault techniques during the war, particularly in ...more

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Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Coun... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Count of Turin Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy-Aosta, Infante of Spain, Count of Turin was a grandchild of King Victor Emmanuel II and a member of the House of Savoy. He was a cousin of Victor Emmanuel III.

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Richard Bell-Davies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Richard Bell-Davies Vice Admiral Richard Bell Davies VC CB DSO AFC, also known as Richard Bell-Davies, was a British Royal Navy officer and World War I fighter pilot. He was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.

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Richard Travis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Richard Charles Travis VC DCM MM was a New Zealand soldier who fought during the First World War and was posthumously decorated with the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award ...more

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Roland Beamont is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Wing Commander Roland Prosper "Bee" Beamont CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar was a British fighter pilot and test pilot for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and the ...more

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Sir Allan Adair, 6th Baronet is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Sir Allan Adair, 6th Baronet Major-General Sir Allan Henry Shafto Adair, 6th Baronet, GCVO, CB, DSO, MC*, JP, DL was a senior officer of the British Army who served in both World Wars; as a company commander in the ...more

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Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work ...more

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Thomas Blamey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, ED was an Australian general of the First and Second World Wars, and the only Australian ever to attain the rank of field marshal. ...more

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William Birdwood, 1st Baron Bi... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCVO, CIE, DSO was a British Army officer. He saw active service in the Second Boer War on the staff of Lord ...more

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William Bostock is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Air Vice Marshal William Dowling Bostock, CB, DSO, OBE was a senior commander in the Royal Australian Air Force. During World War II he led RAAF Command, the Air Force's main operational ...more

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William George Barker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
William George "Billy" Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars was a Canadian First World War fighter ace and Victoria Cross recipient. He is the most decorated serviceman in the ...more

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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely ...more

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Władysław Anders is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Croix de Guerre Winners List
Władysław Anders was a General in the Polish Army and later in life a politician with the Polish government-in-exile in London.