Decoration for Order and Peace

Ereteken voor Orde en Vrede

Created on 2 Dec. 1947 for award to military in the then Dutch Indies (Indonesia) for a minimum of 3 months effective service between 3 Sept. 1945 and 4 June 1951.

The bars range from "1945" to "1951" and indicate participation in actual combat operations in that particular year. The recepient of this medal thus took part in at least one fire fight in each of the four years he had bars for. Participation in battle(s) waived the requirement of 3 months service.

(Thanks to Hendrik Meersschaert for the identity and information)