During the First World War, the Netherlands remained neutral. Yet there are several hundreds Dutchmen who served in foreign armies, and some of them have received gallantry awards. This article – in Dutch – is about six Dutch people who live in the Netherlands Australian Imperial Force and have been awarded the Military Cross or Military Medal: Henry John William Bosma, Jacobus Justinus Meijerink, Hendrik Meijers  William Palstra, Francis Gerard Wilson and John Frank (Jan) Zwolsman.

This research was done by Bas de Groot who at that time worked at Flinders University, Adelaide.