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I just picked this up... it is interesting on a number of levels...

Can anyone guess what it is (pretty obvious) and who he is (less obvious)ring.thumb.jpg.641b7d596cef23728ce02a6ed00b69bc.jpg

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Propably a special gift of the unit like a golden watch or another awards.
Here a example from the listings about cufflinks given by the Kronprinz.
"Hat vom deutschen Kronprinz nach seiner Flucht als Anerkennung ein Paar goldene Manschettenknöpfe erhalten" Received a pair of gold cufflinks from the German Crown Prince following his escape as recognition
This was a winner of a golden bavarian golden braverymedal. h e escaped from French captivity

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I think the French stole his wedding ring when he was captured... when he got back the Abwicklungs Stelle of the III b. A.K. replaced it with a steel wedding band....

I wonder what nice medals this guy got.... :-)

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Pflugmann was also winner of the golden braverymedal.
He was commended in 1916 by divisional order because he freed a patrol from the 2nd ditch.
He got the iron ring for his lost weddingring.

 

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Hi

thats him :-)

I think the ring was given to all soldiers in the III A.K. area who lost their wedding rings incaptivity... I think maybe very many lost gold rings in captivity.

 

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Interesting.  Would their experience have been typical of German POWs or was there some special reason this unit was robbed in this fashion?

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52 minutes ago, peter monahan said:

Interesting.  Would their experience have been typical of German POWs or was there some special reason this unit was robbed in this fashion?

I am guessing POWs had everything "souveniered" when captured ;-)

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