- Tweede Wereldoorlog (1939-1945)
- General Dywizji (Generaal-majoor)
- HQ, 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division, 2nd Polish Corps, Eighth Army, British Army
- Toegekend op:
- 31 december 1944
"General Duch has shown himself to be a brilliant and tenacious commander throughout the campaign in Italy. He distinguished himself particularly during the battle for Monte Cassino, where his skill as a general and a leader contributed greatly to the success of the operation. During the campaign on the Adriatic sector in July and August 1944 he fought his Division brilliantly, and time and again, by swift and bold action outmanoevred the enemy, he himself on many occassions conducting the course of the battle personally. His skill, courage, and leadership have enabled the 3rd Carpathian Division to attain many notable successes, in particular, the capture of Loreto on 2nd and 3rd July 1944 and of Castel Fidardo on the same day, and the subsequent actions at Osimo on 4th July and on the Metauro River from 19th to 22nd July 1944."