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Mobilisation War Cross

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Mobilisation War Cross
Obverse of the Mobilisation War Cross
TypeMilitary campaign decoration
Awarded forSix months service between 6 April 1939 – 20 May 1940
Presented bythe Kingdom of the Netherlands
Campaign(s)World War II
StatusNo longer awarded
Established11 August 1948
Undress ribbon of the cross
Next (higher)New Guinea Commemorative Cross[1]
Next (lower)Cross for Justice and Freedom[1]

The Mobilisation War Cross (Dutch: Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis) is a Dutch medal awarded for service during World War II.

Establishment and criteria[edit]

The Mobilisation War Cross was established on 11 August 1948 by royal decree of Queen Wilhelmina.[2] Those eligible for the award include military personnel who served for at least six months between 6 April 1939 – 20 May 1940. However, the Cross can also be awarded to non-military personnel or people who did not serve a full six months, as long as the subject performed military tasks for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.[3]

On 1 December 1992, the original royal decree was rescinded and replaced.[3]

Notable recipients[edit]


  1. ^ a b Draagwijzer Hoe worden onderscheidingen gedragen? (PDF). Ontwerp: Kanselarij der Nederlandse Orden. 2010. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ Ruis, Edwin (10 February 2017). "Postume uitreiking Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis". Historiek (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Mobilisatie-Oorlogskruis (MOK)". Traces of War. STIWOT. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Resistance sisters honoured almost 70 years after the end of WWII". DutchNews.nl. DutchNews. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2018.