I was directed to this forum from another WWI forum and hope you can help. I have no Austro Hungarian medals in my collection and was delighted to pick this up recently. It's amazing how accurate a picture of the original recipient you can get from the different awards. As best I can fathom out, this is the man's story reading the medals left to right:
Decorated for Bravery: Franz Josef Medal in Silver
Was in a combatant unit for at least 12 weeks: Karl Truppenkreuz
Was wounded five times : Austro-Hungarian Wound Medal with five stripes on ribbon
War Commemorative Medal (Pro Deo et Patria)
Tirol Defence Medal: Possibly member of a mountain troop?
Commemorative medal of the World War
Bulgarian European War Commemorative Medal: Served in Bulgarian forces(?)
If any experts out there could confirm that my assumptions above are correct, and also someone might have an idea about the unusual ribbon arrangement. Being Austrian shouldn't they be triangular?
Any help much appreciated.