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    Hi, I bought theese a couple of days ago and I wonder if I read them right.

    The pics are from the seller but I have paid them and he?s a member of this forum so I dont think he mind if I borrow them :blush:

    Am I correct in the following? EKII - Mecklenburg- Oldenburg. Braunschwieg Non Fighter- Preussen Long service- 1897 medal- Red Eagle Order IV

    My Guess is that he had also EK I and maybe Braunschweig I, could that be right?

    What kind of rank would get Awards from 4 diff states?

    All the best from Sweden


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    Hi Christer,

    last ribbon is a Baden 1902 jubilee medal. No red eagle.

    Otherwise You are right.

    EK1 might be, Brunswick 1 not necessary.

    The absence on any other pre-war awards except the last 3 allows some conclusions.

    He was either a Baden native or at least serving with a Baden formation in 1902.

    If he was an officer he was most likely a Captain in 1914, Major middle of the war and probably a ret. LtCol in 1919/20.

    It would as well be possible that he was an NCO, but this is more theoretical. Awards from 4 different countries in WW1 were usually a sign for a staff type Officer unless our guy was maybe a kind of a secretary on a higher command.

    3rd possibility is, that he was a General with some more stuff worn d the neck.

    But I think to put a name on him will be quite difficult.

    - No way to tell which Mecklenburg award was in 2nd place. Schwerin? Strelitz?

    - Oldenburg rolls still unknown to me, maybe Kapitular is working on that

    - Brunswick rolls do not exist.........

    Best regards


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    Aaargh... :banger: That set was on eBay and I didn't see it nor did someone offer it to me... :unsure:

    The last ribbon is not a REO but Baden's 1902 reign jubilee medal. Nice set that I always liked, now moving from France to Sweden. If you're getting tired of it, fell free to e-mail me, please.


    PS: Ah, Daniel again around? Thought your PC went to die finally... waiting for an e-mail, I think.. ;o)

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