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Like you can see in this ribbon bar, it contain:

EK2

RE3X m. Kr

Ehrenkreuz ?f. Frontk?mpfer

PKO4

China 1

DA 25

Centenary medal

I have a little doubt withe RE3x m Kr. I don't know if it is a fake or not. If someone can help me I will be happy.

Please find a focus

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I'm back, with GOOD news! I think I have the identity of this guy for you Christophe-- the Prussian Crown Order 4, with XXV, and pre-1897 seniority made me think "technical officer."

I just looked through my China Stellenliste and could not find anyone from a Reuss army unit who matches. It is POSSIBLE that this man was an ARMY technical officer (Feuerwerks- or Zeug- ) who is still "invisible" as far as awards in 1914 go but

although I cannot confirm that he WAS in China, as an enlisted man

I do find ONE officer in the NAVY who matches--

and the key here is the SILVER grade Reuss-- only a "Captain" got that--

everything matches for

Max Vollrath, born 6 May 1874, navy 1 May 1894 to 4 March 1920

Marine Ingenieur Oberaspirant 1.4.05 on SMS Z?hringen in 1905

Marine Ingenieur 27.4.07 J on SMS Wittelsbach in 1908

Marine Oberingenieur 10.4.11 C on SMS Nassau in 1914

Marine Stabsingenieur 10.8.15

charakterisiert Korvettenkapit?n (Ing) aD 4.3.20

WW1-- Electrical systems engineer on SMS Nassau until March 1918, then II> Werft Division to war's end

In February 1918 he held

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Reuss Honor Cross (Younger Line) 3rd Class with Crown and Swords

Prussian Crown Order 4

Prussian XV (would have been XXV in 1920)

1897

The Reuss award is very rare and he is the only naval recipient with a Crown 4th and pre-1897 service.

Vollrath was a member of the Marine Ingenieur Verband, living at F?rstengarten 4, Rudolstadt in 1938

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Wow ... fantastic bar Christophe and well worth the 5 attempts to post it. Thanks for sharing with us.

Even better Rick, that you are able to pin this down to a possible owner ... your skills and knowledge continue to astound me. Fantastic jumping

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