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croix de guerre

philip buisseret (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2002 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
my father Lt.Col Edmund Joseph Buisseret was awarded the Croix De Guerre,during the first world war,I would like to know what he did to be awarded this prestigious medal,it also had 'palm leafs' what did this mean? thanks......

Re: croix de guerre

Eileen Campos (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2002 4:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Phillip,
Per info on The Aerodrome web site...
During World War I, the Croix de Guerre was awarded for bravery to military personnel mentioned in dispatches. Recipients of the Légion d'Honneur and Médaille Militaire were automatically entitled to the Croix de Guerre. For subsequent acts of bravery, the recipient was awarded a palm leaf for Army citations, a gold star for Corps citations, a silver star for Division citations or a bronze star for Brigade and Regimental citations.
http://www.theaerodrome.com/medals/france/cdg2.html
Other info: http://www.accessweb.com/USERS/MCONSTAB/croix.htm
As to the reason he received it...Do you know the regiment & Division he served with? There is info re: citations and medals received by men in the 28th Division in the History of the 28th Div. Other Divisional Histories may have the same info.

Re: croix de guerre

philip buisseret (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2002 2:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
thank yiu so much for the message,unfortunately i do not know what regiment or division my father served with in the first world war,in the second he was a Lt.Col in the 210th A.A.regiment I would SO like to know the act of bravery that earned him this medal ,no-one in the family (four sons)knows anything about how he got the medal can you help??

Re: military records

E. Campos (View posts)
Posted: 10 Apr 2002 4:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Philip,
I would start with trying to get some military records on him. As you know his WWII regiment, I'd start with those. These might list his earlier service in WWI & list the Regiment/Division.
~ There is information re: obtaining Military records on the National Archives site:
http://www.nara.gov/research/ordering/milordr.html#nprc
Later Military service records are in the Nat. Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, and many of the WWI records were destroyed in a fire. There are links at the Archive site above that explain more.
~This web site:
http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-013.htm
Has a great article on WWI Service Cards and although written with Texas records in mind, there is a link for where to write for other states.
~ You might also want to see if there is a web site for his WWII Regiment - 210th (I'm not sure what A.A. stands for) - (The Destroyer Escort my Dad served on has its own site) -
~ Also check out the US Army Military History Institute's web site: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/
They have a wealth of information and you can send questions by e-mail or can phone them.
Hope this helps. Let me know how you make out...I really would like to know what you find out.
Take Care, Eileen Campos

Re: croix de guerre

douglas macleod terrel (View posts)
Posted: 29 Apr 2002 10:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
philip: my father recently died. my mother says he was awarded the croix du guerre. have you found a place where we can research records to see who was awarded the medal? regards aye, douglas
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