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I've got this Shoulder Board

not my usual thing but it was

advertised as American Red Cross

which of course it is not....

it looks similar to German boards I've seen

but I don't think it is German Red Cross,

from the insignia I think its Medical corps

but that's as much as I can figure

can someone tell me the rest of the story?

thanks

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Braunersreuther was not a doctor though. He received his Silver Medal With Swords of the Ernestine House Order from Coburg, number 343 on the Roll, on 30 April 1915 as an Ersatz-Reservist in Landwehr Infanterie Regiment 82, resident of Oeslau. I think we decided there were too many silvers to do in the Ernestines Duchies combined book, so here is HIS page, just for you. :cheers:

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Brauneisreuther is a nice guy in a nice uniform that may be close

but he is wearing 2 Bavarian RC awards of the Weimar period

and the Bavarian awards are of higher class and indicate longer service

than the Prussian RC 3rd class that comes further down the medal bar

don't know what that tells us about him...

but it is a great picture

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Brauneisreuther is a nice guy in a nice uniform that may be close

but he is wearing 2 Bavarian RC awards of the Weimar period

and the Bavarian awards are of higher class and indicate longer service

than the Prussian RC 3rd class that comes further down the medal bar

don't know what that tells us about him...

but it is a great picture

To the Duchy Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha belongs two separate territories. The Coburg part in the south came in 1919 to Bavaria, the northern Gotha to Thuringia. That may be the clue. The pic is of Brauneisreuther/Coburg, as it is written on the back.

@RR

Thanks a lot for your search :cheers:

With regards, Komtur.

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oops - make that 3 Bavarian RC medals

starting from the EK, #4, 7, 9 - all Weimar period,

thanks for the Saxon, Thuringia clarification

learning about period geography has been difficult

[but then I still have trouble with geography

even in the USA where I've always lived here]

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