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Hello,

I was lucky to obtain a small grouping from a brave Uffz. who earned besides the EK 2 and the EK1 the following Honoray Award document "Urkunde "Für Schneidige und Erfolgreiche Patrouillengänge in den Kämpfen vor Ypern" des XXVI RK"

The XXVI RK also issued the following Honours during WWI; 'Ehrenurkunde für Tapferes Verhalten" and the so called "EHrenplakette für Tapferes Verhalten". I wonde rif this is effectively such a "Ehrenurkunde für Tapferes Verhalten" or just another extra award issued by the XXVI RK?

This is only the second such award document that i know (both dated 1916). Does anyone else have such one or can show one?

Thanks in advance

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Hi Chris

Top and thanks for the information!  Could you show yours also in this thread?

I have a grouping from a soldier who did have the "Plaquette" and his entry is also listed as such in the Kriegsstammrolle. When researching his regiment there are some soldiers who only have the "Urkunde" and then there are a few who where awarded the "Plakette".  As such the last one seems to be a higher degree award of some kind.

I am trying to figure things out if the shown award document as such is now indeed the named "Urkunde".

Cordial greetings,

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I love these regimental diplomas. I reckon there is a whole untapped collecting/research area in these awards-" given when one could not get another EK2".  Hitler got one and I have seen a few unofficial private medals to commemorate such diplomas. 

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Here are a few more..... for the first one check out the write up here.... it was the unit next to the machine gunner who received the document..... Really nice as you can really get a mental image of the action on those days.... http://kaiserscross.com/40047/499401.htmlf8.thumb.jpg.09ae45711e789e596af57c8f3f9087de.jpg

Doc 2.....f7.thumb.jpg.617aebe435c9895c5bc520770781ce10.jpg

One for fighting on the Yser... Gapaert Ferme

"n the RG of RIR 246 I find that they relieved the LIR 384 at the city ofDixmude in the night of 28 on 29 octobre 1917.

The frontsector Dixmude started in the north about at Schoorbakke/Tervaetebridge and ended in the south at Merkem. So they were indeed at the Yser and in front of Belgian troops. Certainly at the Abschnitt Gapaert.

There is a RG of LIR 384."

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Another Bravery in Flanders.... a variation on the 1st one....f9.thumb.jpg.d481e34f18d23a06855c99e981499016.jpg

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Here is a group to a Lt. d. Res, the XXVI RK doc, then later when the Division left flanders it printed its own divisional docuument.... also a document congratulating the unit for its bravery on Height 185 and WW2 Promo docs... He died of Pneunomia in 1944 after being stationed in a wet cold basement...f1.thumb.jpg.73e6c4449cbd791e8d7665646d66995f.jpgf2.thumb.jpg.449b73a2ecc45789263b70adf63b8fc2.jpgf3.thumb.jpg.d2b52ff817aac99fbf9ee16faacacf86.jpgf4.thumb.jpg.0bc91031ea4e9ce7c648d8fa69251c7f.jpgf5.thumb.jpg.4b07e6da85e122d13f0f4fc04364a2ae.jpg

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Hi Chris

Absolutely Great groupings and for sure i love the Flanders connection and related ones!!!  Thanks for sharing and keep them comming ;)

Cordial greetings

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Hi Chris

Thanks! I also have a small grouping from a soldier who belonged to the 1/R.I.R. 212, altough he was only first assigned to that Unit on 26.11.1914 (as a replacement for the heavy losses the Unit suffered in the actions you described). He saw action in Flanders in the following battle(s); 

  • 26.11.1914 – 30.11.1914: Stellungskämpfe an der Yser
  • 01.12.1914 – 28.02.1915: Stellungskämpfe an der Yser
  • 12.04.1915 – 21.04.1915: Stellungskämpfe an der Yser
  • 22.04.1915 – 25.05.1915: Kämpfe um Ypern
    • 22.04.1915 – 27.04.1915: Kämpfe bei Steenstraete u. Lizerne
    • 29.05.1915 - 31.05.1915: Pilk
    •   26.05.1915 – 26.01.1916: Stellungskämpfe an der Yse  04.07.1915 – 21.09.1915: Gefechte an der Schleuse Het Sas
  • ·         27.01.1916 – 10.03.1916: Stellungskämpfe vor Ypern
  • ·         20.03.1916 – 14.08.1916: Stellungskämpfe im Wytschaete Bogen
  • o  27.03.1916 – 27.04.1916: Kämpfe bei St. Eloi

He survived the war after a heavy wound in France (1917) and was (only) awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class + Black Wound badge.

 

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