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Another view of the ribbon bar, seems the second row is missing.

1. Romanian Order of the Crown (Cvil Version).

2. Romanian Balkan Campaign 1913.

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4.

5. Romanian Officers Military Service Ribbon.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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W.W.1 Romanian Heroine

Sub-Lieutenant ECATORINA TEODOROIU

Killed at Muncellu in the Battle of Mărăşeşti in 1917.

Ecaterina Teodoroiu (January 15, 1894 - September 3, 1917), born Cătălina Toderoiu, was a Romanian woman who fought and died in World War I, and is regarded as a heroine of Romania.

In Romanian historiography, Ecaterina Teodoroiu is placed in the context of gendered experience of the Great War on the Eastern Front, on the same pedestal as Queen Maria of Romania.

She was born in the village of Vădeni (nowadays part of Târgu Jiu), in the historical region of Oltenia, in Southern Romania. After studying for 4 years in Vădeni and Târgu Jiu and graduating from the Girls' School in Bucharest, she was to became a teacher when the Romanian Kingdom entered World War I on the Entente side, in 1916.

In October 1916, Ecaterina joined the Romanian Army during the first Jiu battle when General Ion Dragalina's 1st Army repulsed the 9th German Army offensive. A Scouts' member, she had initially worked as a nurse but she subsequently decided to become a front-line soldier, being deeply impressed by the patriotism of the wounded and by the death of her brother Nicolae (Sergeant in the Romanian Army).

It was an unusual decision for a woman of that epoch, so she was sent to the front rather reluctantly. However, soon she proved her worthiness as a symbol and as a soldier. She was taken prisoner but managed to escape by killing two, or perhaps three German soldiers.

In November, she was wounded and hospitalized, but came back to the front where she was soon decorated, advanced in rank to Sublocotenent (Second Lieutenant) and given the command of a 25-man platoon.

For her bravery she was awarded the Military Virtue Medal, 1st Class.

On September 3, 1917 (August 22 Old Style), she was killed in the Battle of Mărăşeşti (in Vrancea County), where she was hit in the chest by German machine gun fire. According to some accounts, her last words before dying were: "Forward, men, I'm still with you!"

She was buried in the city center of Târgu Jiu, and her grave is honored by a monument erected in 1936 by Miliţa Petraşcu.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Maior ION CORAVU Infantry Regiment 22

died at the Battle of Mărăşeşti 1917.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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One in Mufti:-

Sergeant I. IORGA Infantry Regiment ?

Died at SOVEJA in 1917.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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The awards of:- General CONSTANTIN PREZAN

Chief of the General Headquarters.

1 & 2. Romanian Order the Crown of Romania.

3. Imperial Russia Order of Saint Anne.

4. Romanian Eagle Honour Sign - decoration awarded to M.P.s (Members of the Romanian Parliament not Military Police) :P

The awards of:- General EREMIA GRIGORESCU

Commander of the 1st Army.

1. Breast Star of the Order of the Star of Romania.

2. British Order of the Bath, Knight Commanders Badge, Neck badge (Military)

3. Romanian Order of MIHAI VITEAZUL / Michael the Brave

4.Imperial Russia Cross of Saint George 4th Class.

4. France Croix de Guerre.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Awards to:-Captain MATEI VASLIU who fought during 1916,

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7, Romanian - -

Romanian Eagle Honour Sign - decoration awarded to MPs

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The awards to:- General CONSTANTIN CRISTESCU

Commander of the 1st Army during the summer battles of 1917.

The awards to:- General IACOB ZADEK

Chief of the Romanian Staff.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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Polish 1918 "VIRTUTI MILITARI" awarded to:-

Colonel CONSTANTIN MALAMUCEANU

Commanding Office of "MIRCEA" 32 Regiment.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Decorations awarded to:-

Colonel ALEXANDRU STOENESCU

Commanding Officer of the 12th Infantry Brigade.

1. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania.

2. Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania, Civil version (mounted backwards).

3. Romanian 1913 Balkan Campaign Medal.

4. Romanian 40 Aniversary of King Carol Medal for Military.

5. Romanian Manhood & Loyalty Medal with "1913 Campaign" bar.

6. Romanian Officers 25 years military service Medal.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Colonel ALEXANDRU STOENESCU

Commanding Officer of the 12th Infantry Brigade.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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The rather cluttered Medal bar of:-

2nd Lieutenant CORNELIU TEODORINI

Company Commander in the 9th CALARASI Regiment.

1. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania on Military Virtue ribbon, for some reason :unsure:

2. Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania with swords on the M.V. ribbon,

3. Romanian Order of the Crown of Romania, Civil version.

4. Romanian 1913 Balkan Campaign Medal.

5. Romanian Cross of War.

6. Romanian Inter-Allied Victory Medal (Unofficial variety).

7. Czechaslovakia Order of the White Lion.

8. France Legion of Honour.

9. Bulgaria (?)

10. Poland Polonia Restored Cross.

Italian Order of the Crown, Neck order to:-

2nd Lieutenant CORNELIU TEODORINI

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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