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  1. Yes it is: Erinnerungsabzeichen an den 70. Geburtstag Wilhelms II. (Hersteller Godet) BTW the portrait of Livonius is NOT the picture of 1812 Overture, it is from my collection.
  2. Indeed this was the main point I tried to express with my comment. A second class Red Eagle Order was an award for ranks of major generals and similar navy or civil ranks, sometimes for one rank lower or higher. A jubilee device was handed out, if a decoration was awarded explicitly for a service jubilee. In that case the person must have been in active service for 60 years. It is quite impossible to be a major general in the Prussian Army and serve active for such a long time, because there was no official position, where an officer could persevere in that rank until his at least
  3. It seems to be an about 80 years old at least major general earning a bravery decoration and getting such a decoration in another war before - respect! If there really exist one - it should be easy to research him ­čśü Regards, Komtur.
  4. I hope that portraits, showing evidence for that procedure are of interest too? Regards, Komtur.
  5. Together with his comrade captain baron von Troschke he saved on the 28th of November in 1880 a boy from drowning in the Berlin river Spree. For that rescue both officers of the Garde-F├╝silier-Regiment were honoured with the Prussian live saving medal on the 9th of April in 1881.
  6. Additionaly on this portrait both medals are easily to recognise ­čĹŹ Could you be so kind and show the whole portrait?
  7. It should be the memory medal for the 50th jubilee of the reign of duke Ernst of Sachsen-Altenburg celebrated in August 1903. In January 1903 Hindenburg was appointed commanding general of the IV. Armeekorps. The military contingent from the small duchy Sachsen-Altenburg of two battalions belongs to the 8. Th├╝ringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 153 (16. Infanterie-Brigade, 8. Division, IV. Armeekorps) of the Prussian Army. It can be taken for granted, that the commanding general of the dutchies military contingent was invited to the celebrities of the reigning jubilee and got the medal emitted
  8. No. Because of the rank it seems to be no medical doctor. But even if he would be one, in war times he would get the order with the war decoration.
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