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Hello:

For your viewing the following is a non-combatant bar with the Prussian War Help Cross, Prussian Red Cross medal 3rd class, Oldenburg Friedrich August Cross on Non-Combatant Ribbon, Mecklenburg Schwerin Military Merit Cross likewise on Non-Combatant Ribbon, Hindenburg Cross/Non Combatant version, Austria Comm. Medal and Austria Honor Medal in Bronze of the Red Cross with war device.

I have no information as to the recipient but consider the bar somewhat of a rarity.

Bernhard H. Holst

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Oh yes, when the right rolls ever get... gotten to. In a reversal of what usually happens, a name should be possible in this case BECAUSE the recipient was of surprisingly LOW rank--and that should eliminate virtually all suspects. The Austro-Hungarian Red Cross Medal with War Decoration, in the "bronze" class here only went up to about ?Unteroffizier level. ALL of these awards were for the war--that looks like a 1914/15 Prussian Red Cross Medal 3rd Class (still round but an alloy, not bronze). About 1,500 MMV2 "red ribbon" (Roll being worked on) and about 1,700 OK2 "red ribbon" (when somebody gets to the Oldenburg archive) when most recipients would have gotten NOTHING else...COMBINED....

This guy got FIVE awards from FOUR states and was under sergeant in status. Probably a Red Cross volunteer at a military hospital--wearing a uniform for the duration.

What's the maker mark on that Hindenburg Cross, Bernhard? It looks mighty bronze-ish!

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Oh yes, when the right rolls ever get... gotten to. In a reversal of what usually happens, a name should be possible in this case BECAUSE the recipient was of surprisingly LOW rank--and that should eliminate virtually all suspects. The Austro-Hungarian Red Cross Medal with War Decoration, in the "bronze" class here only went up to about ?Unteroffizier level. ALL of these awards were for the war--that looks like a 1914/15 Prussian Red Cross Medal 3rd Class (still round but an alloy, not bronze). About 1,500 MMV2 "red ribbon" (Roll being worked on) and about 1,700 OK2 "red ribbon" (when somebody gets to the Oldenburg archive) when most recipients would have gotten NOTHING else...COMBINED....

This guy got FIVE awards from FOUR states and was under sergeant in status. Probably a Red Cross volunteer at a military hospital--wearing a uniform for the duration.

What's the maker mark on that Hindenburg Cross, Bernhard? It looks mighty bronze-ish!

Hello Rick.

Makers Mark on the Hindenburg is very faint but appears to be "W" under magnification.

Bernhard H. Holst

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