Army Homage Cross

Date Issued: December 2, 1908 Reason Issued: Issued to Franz Joseph I by the leadership of the army as a sign of their homage and respect on the occasion of the 60th anniversary jubilee of his reign. Classes or Types: One Interesting Facts: Personally presented by Archduke

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Maria Theresia Honor Medal

Introduction: The Maria Theresia Honor Medal (Maria Theresia Gnadenmedaille) was founded in 1754 to honor those who provided especially meritorious service in support of the Empress. Date Issued: 1754 –1765 Reason Issued: As a reward for especially meritorious service in support of the Empress. Classes or Types: 

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Civil Merit Medal

  Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Civil Merit Medal (Zivil-Verdienstmedaille) which was established by Emperor Karl I on April 30, 1918 to recognize extraordinary service in time of war or outstanding service in peace time by civil servants of all ranks or

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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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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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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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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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