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Chris Boonzaier

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This is an interesting Document, after the death of Richard staeps, the family had to return some awards... but were allowed to keep the EK2, interesting because this was 1910, I think Wernitz wrote that officiall this was possible from 1913 onwards? It must have been allowed before ...

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This is an interesting Document, after the death of Richard staeps, the family had to return some awards... but were allowed to keep the EK2, interesting because this was 1910, I think Wernitz wrote that officiall this was possible from 1913 onwards? It must have been allowed before ...

Chris:

Family could purchase those decorations which were to have been returned upon the death of the recipient per the pertinent statutes which were usually delivered together with the decoration.

There may have been certain exceptions to the rule that a family was allowed to keep the item without any cost to them. 1813 Iron crosses were to be returned but not 1870/71.

Memory is at work here , not as good as it used to be however.

Bernhard H. Holst

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