Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Service Cross Third Class, 1867-1869; Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Service Cross Second Class, 1869-1890; Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops First Class, 1890-1913

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 discuss the full range of service crosses awarded to enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers issued from 1849 – 1918.

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Military Service Decoration for Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops Second Class, 1867-1869

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 discuss the full range of service crosses awarded to enlisted personnel and non-commissioned officers issued from 1849 – 1918.

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What Happened to the Bavarian Orders?

Collectors of Bavarian large medal bars will sometimes encounter bars that have Bavarian Orders missing from them.  What happened to the Orders?  Were they removed and used for another large medal bar that was later worn by the recipient?  Were they removed later by the recipient’s family

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Military Service Decoration, First Class for Non –commissioned Officers and Men, 1867-1890 and Military Service Decoration Second Class, for Non-Commissioned Officers and Troops, 1890-1913

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

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“Bei uns wird nix gfangt, hauts zu, was könnts” – Franz Dettenhofer: Träger der bayerischen silbernen und goldenen Militär-Verdienst-Medaille für den deutsch-französischen Krieg 1870/71

Walter Kinast, Karlsfeld   Ein kurzer Abriss über sein Leben   geb. 22.12.1847 in Vötting gest. 28.06.1920 in Freising Gaststättenbesitzer und Hotelier in Freising   Korporal der 4. Eskadron beim 3. Chevaulegers-Regiment „Herzog Maximilian“         Auszeichnungen:   Silberne Militär-Verdienst-Medaille 01.09.1870, weil er große Entschlossenheit

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Eine interessante Postkarte von der 150-Jahrfeier des Militär-Max-Joseph-Ordens

Walter Kinast Der Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden wurde durch Armeebefehl vom 1. März 1806 durch den 1. Bayerischen König Max-Joseph I rückwirkend zum 1. Januar 1806 gestiftet, gleichzeitig wurde das kurfürstliche Militär-Ehrenzeichen abgeschafft. Am 17. August 1818 wurde das nach § 26 der Statuten alljährlich auf den 2. Januar anberaumte

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