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Hi Matt

Thanks a lot.

With that information,  now we have for Hans Clausen the following orders and medals

knight cross of St Henry of Saxe

knight cross 2nd class with X of Albert of Saxe

Medal in silver of St Henry of Saxe

Iron cross 2nd and first class

Knight cross with swords of House Order of Hohenzollern

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On 12/11/2020 at 16:10, webr55 said:

Again, we have him already I think, but still: Olt Hans Clausen, from Jenaer Volksblatt, 1. September 1918 

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I want to be sure, you are not talking about Leutnant Hans Clausen from FA 230 and who served in the FR 108 ?

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Rudolf Fischer from the 1942 edition of 'Garten Kunst'. Born 15 Dec 1883 in Berlin. See page 9 of the first file, and page 2 of the second link for details of his EK1. He was from GGR 3 and RIR 262. The book on the latter regiment notes his HOH3x award on page 238. He appears a few times in the verlustlisten. 




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10 hours ago, Mattyboy said:

Leutnant dL Heinrich Zeininger (see page 8). Born 1867 !


Very interesting! The last Prussian "Hofgartendirektor". There is even a picture in the article, however the scan makes it unrecognizable. Fortunately, it can be found on the net:
It might be that this is the Hohenzollern Hausorden without swords.


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What I can recognize:

EK, Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe, HHO, RAO4, some Long Service decoration probably

then 4 foreign decorations:
first might be Austrian
2nd looks a bit like the Hungarian War Remembrance Medal, but I'm not sure
3rd might be Danebrog
last one: Bulgarian Order of Civil Merit

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I looked in the Swedish "statskalendern" from 1880. Statskalendern are were important people in Sweden was listed with there ODM´s. I found 4 persons who hade recived this order. 

Carl Herman Oscar Ennes, Ärekors af Hohenz. Hus 0. 3:e kl. 

Frih. Gustaf Johan Wilhelm Ehrenborgh, Ärekors af Hohenz. Hus O. 2:a kl.

Sven Hjalmar Thestrup, Ärekors af Hohenz. Hus-O. 3:e kl.

Olde, Emanuel Mathias, Ärekors Hohenz. Hus. 0. 3:e kl. 

So these person would have gotten the order before 1880. 

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On 20/11/2020 at 22:58, Mattyboy said:

Great work! Here is a 1932 article relating to a Josef Jans (b. 1894). I cannot find him in the MWB or any other publications from the war era. 

http://sammlungen.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/periodika/periodical/pageview/3430365?query=segelflieger hausorden 



does anybody have more info on Jans?

I have a Lt d.R. Jans in Feldluftschiffabteilung 21.

Maybe him?




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Hi Daniel, 

Sorry I don't have anything on the WW1 career of Jans, and only one other newspaper clipping. 


Thanks to all for the additional info on Zeininger! 



Scratch that, I have found a Lt dR Josef Jans in the verlustlisten. Lightly wounded with IR 394. His date of birth matches the online records. Not much, but something at least. 


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