Officer’s Military Service Decoration, First Class, 1890-1918, Part II

Introduction: With this blog I am going to continue the discussion of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian officer service crosses. I will now complete the discussion of the Officer’s Military Service Decoration, first class (Militärdienstzeichen I Klasse für Offiziere ) which was issued from 1890-1918. Variations: There are

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Bavarian Gold Bravery Medal Recipient Franz Gilch

This interesting grouping of items consists of a late-WWI silver-gilt version of a Bavarian Gold Bravery Medal, a lapel miniature for the Bavarian Gold Bravery Medal, a small silk banner, and a copy of “Bayerns Goldenes Ehrenbuch”. The silver-gilt Gold Bravery Medal is suspended from a single

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