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He got the Hamburger and worn it on the medal bar during the war. Later on when he got the Ehrenkreuz he changed it with the Hanseatenkreuz. I have a picture of him wearing this medal bar befor the cross was chaged. Same bar. The Ehrenkreuz was more important for him.

Regards Alex

 

 

That is interesting.  Thanks for the explanation. 

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He got the Hamburger and worn it on the medal bar during the war. Later on when he got the Ehrenkreuz he changed it with the Hanseatenkreuz. I have a picture of him wearing this medal bar befor the cross was chaged. Same bar. The Ehrenkreuz was more important for him. 

Regards Alex

 

 

that's interesting for sure. 

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Maybe in the 30s the Ehrenkreuz was Pflicht or compulsory and not having the time/Money/desire to go through getting a whole new bar he just exchanged the two for peace and quiet? At the local NSFK or SA meeting the missing Ehrenkreuz would be noted, but states awards less so?

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Hi ccj,

I would remove the MKFO medal and replace a silberne Verdienstmedaille.

Regards
Andreas

why is that? Because a MKFO medals winner would have a silver merit also?

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One of my favourites:

Vizefeldwebel Johann Georg Gerlinger, RIR 122 Heilbronn

Highest württemberg bravery award for EM and NCO - the golden MMM.

He got it on the western front.

I have also his Feldspange and his Wehrpass.

The MMM is stamped 333.

His brother also got the golden MMM.

 

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38 minutes ago, ixhs said:

One of my favourites:

Vizefeldwebel Johann Georg Gerlinger, RIR 122 Heilbronn

Highest württemberg bravery award for EM and NCO - the golden MMM.

He got it on the western front.

I have also his Feldspange and his Wehrpass.

The MMM is stamped 333.

His brother also got the golden MMM.

 

 

Wow.  Nice!

Is the WGMMM posted in his WP?  Did you get it directly from the family?  Do you know for what action he received it?  His brother?

 

 

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I got it from his relatives. They live in the Westphalen region. I got it over a auction house in 2014.

He was born in Northern Württemberg.  Yes all of his awards were listed in his Wehrpass

He got the medal on 21.12.1917 for Tapferkeit vor dem Feinde. (9./122)

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And here we have another württemberg superman - medic sarge Johann Jakob Bantel

I got this litte group from a collector`s friend in Baden.

He got his golden MMM in 1916 as he rescued 4 wounded soldiers in heavy british fire on the western front. Unfortunately his awards were gone in all over that years.

So i added a new bar with his awards on it. The golden MMM is a private purchased

version made of gilded bronce. They were made in the Weimar era (Zweitstück).

This bar has the rare golden oakleafes on it.

 

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On 3.9.2015 at 08:45, Wild Card said:

Gentlemen,

 

Some really beautiful bars shown here. Thank you all for sharing. Here is my candidate. The awards to Feldwebel Hermann Stude of the 4th Guards Grenadier Regt. -

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Hi Wild Card,

would you please be so kind to post the number from the Georgskreuz?!

Kind regards

Andreas

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On November 13, 2015 at 23:18, IR 134 said:

Richard Walter Kühn from IR 104. (source: hermann Historica Archiv)

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Wow, I could most certainly have that in my collection and be happy happy happy. Amazing and rare

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I understand - but i hope, that the piece is still hiding somewhere in Germany. That piece belongs to the history of my country!

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Greetings Andreas!

 

The number on Feldwebel Hermann Stude’s Georgskreuz is 29841. Thanks for asking, I am surprised that no one asked sooner.

 

Best wishes,

 

Wild Card

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5 hours ago, Wild Card said:

Greetings Andreas!

 

The number on Feldwebel Hermann Stude’s Georgskreuz is 29841. Thanks for asking, I am surprised that no one asked sooner.

 

Best wishes,

 

Wild Card

Thanks Wild Card for the quick reply, very appreciated.

I have noticed that there is a Militärehrenzeichen 2nd class on the bar,

but the ribbon is for the allgemeines Ehrenzeichen, is there an explanation for this?

Kind regards
Andreas

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Your observation is correct. I am afraid that only the person who can explain this is the one who assembled it. An obvious explanation, in cases like this, would be that the proper ribbon was not available; but we know that this is not the case because, if I am not mistaken, the iron cross is mounted on that proper ribbon. So, I guess that we will never know.

 

Best wishes,

 

Wild Card

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