Wound Medal, Part II

Introduction: In this blog I am going to continue my discussion of the Wound Medal (Verwundtenmedaillen) . This medal was created by emperor and King Karl to recognize those who became ill or were wounded as a consequence of their military service in World War I. Date

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Erst mit, dann gegen Frankreich

Walter Kinast Karlsfeld         Christoph Reitberger Ein Münchner, der als Söldner mit dem französischen  Expeditionscorps nach Mexiko und danach 1870/71 gegen Frankreich mit dem 1. Infanterie-Regiment „König“ in den Krieg gezogen ist. Christoph Reitberger wurde am 26. Mai 1846 (lt. Eintrag im Militärpass 27.

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Wound Medal Part I

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Wound Medal (Verwundtenmedaillen). This medal was created by emperor and King Karl to recognize those who became ill or were wounded as a consequence of their military service in World War I. Date Issued: August 12, 1918

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Joseph Riedl

Walter Kinast Karlsfeld   Joseph Riedl   Gemeiner im 4. Jäger-Bataillon aus Bergkirchen/Eschenried bei Dachau Soldat im deutschen Krieg 1866 und im deutsch-französischen Krieg 1870/71 Träger der bayerischen goldenen Militär-Verdienst-Medaille für 1870/71 Im Stadtarchiv Dachau (SLG Vereine Reservisten 103) befindet sich ein interessantes Fahnenband, an welchem sich

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Military Service Decoration for Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Third Class, 1913-1918

Introduction: With this blog I am going to complete the discussion of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian service crosses for troops and non-commissioned officers. In this series of blogs I have discussed the full range of service crosses awarded to enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers issued from 1849

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The Bavarian Campaign Cross for 1849

On October 6, 1866 King Ludwig II of Bavaria founded the Feldzugs-Denkzeichen für 1849 (Campaign Memento for 1849) or Campaign Cross for 1849 “for the Bavarian troops that went into the field against Denmark in 1849” according to the Statutes of October 7, 1866 [Verodnungsblatt (Official-Gazette) 1866,

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Military Service Decoration for Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Second Class, 1913-1918

Introduction: With this blog I am continuing a discussion of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian service crosses for troops and non-commissioned officers. In this series of blogs I will be discussing the full range of service crosses awarded to enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers issued from 1849 –

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Military Service Decoration for Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops First Class, 1913-1918

Introduction: With this blog I am continuing a discussion of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian service crosses for troops and non-commissioned officers. In this series of blogs I am discussing the full range of service crosses awarded to enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers issued from 1849 – 1918.

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