legion dhonneur

The Legion of Honour (French: Légion d'honneur) is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has been retained by all later French governments and régimes.

The order's motto is Honneur et Patrie ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur next to the Musée d'Orsay, on the left bank of the Seine in Paris.

The order is divided into five degrees of increasing distinction: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand officier (Grand Officer), and Grand-croix (Grand Cross).
  1. FRANCE Vincelot, Pierrette

    SURNAME Vincelot FORENAME Pierrette UNIT Resistance (Buckmaster Networks) RANK Civilian NUMBER -- AWARD Legion of Honor, Resistance Medal PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION french national born 31.03.1918, Dreux, France father Daniel Vincelot mother Marcelle (nee Couderc)...
  2. SAS Taylor, Georges William

    SURNAME Taylor FORENAME Georges William UNIT 4 SAS (3 Company) RANK Sous Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Compagnon de la Liberation (Fr),Military Cross (GB),Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre (Fr),Silver Star (US),Bronzen Kruis (Holland) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45 ADDITIONAL...
  3. SAS Salomon, Jean

    SURNAME Salomon FORENAME Jean UNIT 3 SAS (Staff + HQ Company) RANK Capitaine + Commandant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Military Cross,etc PLACE France and Holland 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION alias Jean Simon KIA - see Roll of Honour
  4. SAS Martin, Francois Marie Rene Louis

    SURNAME Martin FORENAME Francois Marie Rene Louis UNIT 4 SAS (2 Squadron) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 31661 AWARD Compagnon de la Liberation,Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  5. SAS Marienne, Pierre Felix

    SURNAME Marienne FORENAME Pierre Felix UNIT 4 SAS (3 Squadron) RANK Capitaine NUMBER 35407 AWARD Compagnon de la Liberation,Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Croix de Guerre,Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  6. SAS de la Grandiere, Roger

    SURNAME de la Grandiere FORENAME Roger UNIT 4 SAS (HQ Squadron) RANK Sous Lieutenant NUMBER 35337 AWARD Compagnon de la Liberation,Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Croix de Guerre PLACE 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION possibly awards for all WW2 service KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. SAS Vallieres, Claude

    SURNAME Vallieres FORENAME Claude UNIT 3 SAS (HQ Squadron + HQ Company) RANK Lieutenant + Capitaine NUMBER 35971 AWARD Military Cross (GB),Legion dHonneur (Fr) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 3 Regiment de Chasseurs Parachutistes true...
  8. SAS Deplante, Henri

    SURNAME Deplante FORENAME Henri UNIT 4 SAS (4 Squadron + HQ Company) RANK Lieutenant + Capitaine NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre (Fr),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr),Medal of Freedom (US) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45...
  9. SAS Boulon, Francois

    SURNAME Boulon FORENAME Francois UNIT 3 SAS (1 Company) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Bronzen Kruis (Neth) PLACE Holland 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION both awards posthumous killed - see Roll of Honour
  10. FRANCE Scamaroni, Godefroy (Fred)

    SURNAME Scamaroni FORENAME Godefroy (Fred) UNIT BCRA RANK Capitaine NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Distinguished Service Order (GB) PLACE Corsica 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  11. CZECHOSLOVAKIA Petrak, Antonin

    SURNAME Petrak FORENAME Antonin UNIT MY Section SOE RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Member of the British Empire,Military Cross (GB) PLACE WW2 service ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.4.1912 Viedni Czech Army (Lt) 1939 Free Czech Forces,Lebanon (via France,Balkans and Turkey) to...
  12. FRANCE Tayar, Jacques

    SURNAME Tayar FORENAME Jacques UNIT BCRA RANK Civilian NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Croix de Guerre (x2),Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1940-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  13. FRANCE Kohan, Albert

    SURNAME Kohan FORENAME Albert UNIT BCRA RANK Civilian NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Croix de Guerre avec palme,Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1940-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  14. FRANCE Four, Claudius

    SURNAME Four FORENAME Claudius UNIT BCRA RANK Capitaine NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Croix de Guerre PLACE France 1942-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  15. SAS Fauquet, Philippe

    SURNAME Fauquet FORENAME Philippe UNIT L Detachment SAS RANK Caporal NUMBER 31671 AWARD Military Medal, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Compagnon de la Liberation, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Medaille de la Resistance, Medaille Coloniale avec agrafes "Libye" and...
  16. SOE Agazarian, Jack Charles Stanmore

    SURNAME Agazarian FORENAME Jack Charles Stanmore UNIT F Section SOE RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 71106 AWARD Mention in Despatches,Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre avec Palme (Fr) PLACE France 1942-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  17. NORWAY Tronstad, Leif Hans Larsen (Professor)

    SURNAME Tronstad FORENAME Leif Hans Larsen (Professor) UNIT SN Section SOE RANK Captain + Major NUMBER AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire (GB),Medal of Freedom with bronze palm (US) PLACE Norway 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Scientist and former Manager of...
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