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Hi,

a small piece of paper, but with an interesting text:

"Von Seiner Majestät dem Kaiser und König ist dem

Musketier Kiewen der 3. Komp., Königs-Infanterie Regment No.145

bei der Truppenschau am 14. Dezember 1916

das Eiserne Kreuz II. Klasse

persönlich verliehen worden

Im Felde, den 15. Dezember 1916"

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Jens

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Jens

Interesting document indeed. Do you have anything else of the awardee?

ostprussenmann

... only the document and the Iron-cross 2. class (stamped: *M*). sleep.gif

Very nice indeed!

Its things like this that make WW! docs soooooo much more intereting than the WW2 or 1870 ones!

... exactly! rolleyes.gif

Best regards,

Jens

p.s.: I have a picture from this parade:

Kaiserparade am 14. Dezember 1916 bei Mörchingen/Lothringen Kaiser besucht die 34. Inf.-Div.. Im Vorbeimarsch das Königs-Infanterie-Regiment Nr.145.

Der Kaiser trägt am linken Arm das Trauerband aus Anlaß des Todes von Kaiser Franz Joseph von Österreich (†21. Nov. 1916).

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Jens

Please excuse my ignorance but could we have a translation of this document to help explain its significance :cheers:

Regards Simon

Simon, sure I try it! Hopefully my Kraut-to-English-translation is understandable!? 2014.gif

Cheers

Jens cheers.gif

EK-document:

Of His Majesty the Emperor and the King

Musketeer Kieven from the third Comp., Kings Infantry Regment No.145

in the military review on 14 December 1916

awarded with the Iron Cross, Second Class

been given personally (by the Kaiser).

In the field, 15 December 1916

picture-information:

Kaiser Parade on 14 December 1916 at Morchingen / Lorraine Kaiser attended the 34th Infantry Division. In the march past the King's Regiment No.145.

The Emperor wears the mourning band on his left arm due to the death of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria († November 21, 1916).

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what gems!!

i'm curious.... did the person you got this from

realize the unique nature of this doc??

joe

Joe,

no - I don't think so! cool.gif

Best regards,

Jens

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Jens

Many thanks, I now see the significance of this document. Very nice indeed. A great addition to any EK collection.

Best regards Simon

Simon,

yes - I'm very happy about this small piece of paper! jumping.gif

Thanks & best regards,

Jens

... and the cross from the document.

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what gems!!

i'm curious.... did the person you got this from

realize the unique nature of this doc??

joe

Hi,

he probably figured everyone who got a medal from the kaiser got one. As it was up the unit to print the info, he was just a lucky boy that they personalised them.

Best

Chris

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Jens,

Nice piece of paper! Just for the record, do you know the name of the Major who signed it? Is it "von Huth"?

Thanks,

Chip

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Jens,

Nice piece of paper! Just for the record, do you know the name of the Major who signed it? Is it "von Huth"?

Thanks,

Chip

Chip,

thanks! And yes - it's Friedrich Franz von Huth: Friedrich Franz von Huth – Wikipedia

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Jens

Hi,

he probably figured everyone who got a medal from the kaiser got one. As it was up the unit to print the info, he was just a lucky boy that they personalised them.

Best

Chris

Chris, sure - maybe hundreds of soldiers (during this military review) was awarded! ;)

Best regards cheers.gif

Jens

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