French Chevalier Légion d'Honneur

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The Légion d'Honneur is a French Order of Chivalry and was instituted on 19th May 1802. It is one of the most prestigious French awards and the country's highest civilian honour. There are five classes of members; Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Chevalier. In 1998 all surviving veterans of the First World War from any country who had fought on French soil were made Chevaliers of the Legion if they were not so already, as part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the war's end.

Six university members were made Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur.