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Chris Boonzaier

Freikorps EK2 ?

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This young man saw no combat in WW1, but did serve in Charlottenburg until November 1919... I assume his EK2 was for Freikorps actions?

Any thoughts?

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I believe this is the case. I've seen a number of post 1918 awards to soldiers with no combat experience during the war, but with extensive Freikorps period experience. However, I believe that many of these recipients tended to be members of the regular army/Reichswehr and not the more unofficial Freikorps units, unless those units were attached to and later absorbed into the Reichswehr.

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Hi,

Agreed, Reichswehr. I tend to slip into the trap of using a generic "Freikorps" for everything in that era

I have a number of Garde EK2s and 1s awarded in 1919, but most seem to have had WW1 Service, so one can argue it was simply a late award, this was the first one where the guy had it black on white that he was not involved in action during the war, so I am happy with the Berlin connection..

Best

Chris

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