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  1. I seriously doubt the "Danish volunteer" theory. The recipient was clearly Finnish (Finnish awards first), not Danish. And as I stated, the Danish Medal of Recompense must have been awarded between 1916 and 1920 (or shortly after).
  2. Furthermore, looking at the reverse of the Danish medal, it looks like the type that was struck between 1916 and 1920 (the wreath and maker's mark differ slightly between the types).
  3. If I remember correctly (Kvart can correct me if I'm wrong), the Norwegian commemorative medal was also often awarded in connection with state visits. Maybe he was in a supporting role during such visits (i.e. not as a court official, but as a lower ranking official like police etc.)
  4. Unfortunately there are no official lists for the Danish Medal of Recompense, as it could be awarded at the discretion of the King. It was typically awarded to foreigners in connection with a state visit.
  5. Andreas, Spot on. The Police Long Service medal should be easy to add if you so desire. They are issued unnamed. With all the medals being unnamed, it will be hard to determine the recipient.
  6. I have zero knowledge of uniforms, but to me it looks non-military... probably an ambassador or similar...
  7. Breast decoration no.2: Kingdom of the Two Sicilies - Order of Francis I Neck badge: Looks like Greece - Order of the Redeemer /Michael
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    Unknown US "Freedom" Medal

    US Medal of Freedom Wiki Medal of Freedom /Michael
  9. Great Dane

    French officer, help with medals

    Looks like you got them right... No. 2 is definitely the Norwegian Order of St. Olav (Knight). No. 3 can be several French orders, I think. Not sure if the Order of Danilo is Knight grade? /Mike
  10. Edw. F. Oates is confirmed on the roll for 2nd Battalion /Michael. Also marked as "In action Ridgeway 1866"
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    Finland Medal Devices

    Hard to say... I believe the one in the middle of the 3rd row is for the Norwegian Freedom Cross (H7 = Haakon VII).
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    Transcription confirmation

    I believe the place referred to is "Violu u. Bernhardstein" See this link: https://www.lieux-insolites.fr/cicatrice/14-18/violu/violu.htm /Michael
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    Danish Medal Collection

    Looks to be a privately issued medal for - probably - a sporting event in Copenhagen in 1926...
  14. Maybe he felt the DRK was the prettiest one. That would explain why it was mounted in the first position and why the HK was clumsily added to the end instead of the beginning. It would also explain why his ribbon bar is in correct (I assume?) order - nothing pretty to show...
  15. An excellent group! Thanks for showing. /Mike
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