Jump to content

Bulgaria - Commemorative Medal 1915-1918 War

Recommended Posts

We see this little Bulgarian WWI commemorative a lot in different threads, but I thought it needed its own topic...

Can anyone give the Bulgarian language name of the medal (Google was no help)?

And does this one look too "new" to anyone else?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


this medal was awarded also to people who did not participate directly in war activities. In this case the ribbon has central white strip. Medals for next of kin have central black strip. Medals were produced in Germany (thickness 2,8mm) and Swizerland (thickness 3,6mm). Some small quantity was produced localy by co Berge Kerestedzhiev, Sofia.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

And the diploma. Note No. 15219 dated 1939. It means that majority of medals was awarded during WW2.

Corect, this medal was awarded for much of the war years. I recall having awarding document dated 1943.

Edited by new world
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Okay, I've finished posting many of my already cataloged medals and am now starting to open up boxes long forgotten about... And I found this one. I bought it a few months ago in a lot with a couple WWI Italian medals, one of which is for the Italian 45. Division - the reason I bought the lot in the first place. When they came in the mail, I just tossed them all into a box to be cataloged later. I didn't even pay much attention to this Bulgarian Commemorative Medal 1915-1918 War.

The medal is about 3mm thick and full size, so probably a German produced version; but the ribbon looks like its for a mini medal and obviously not original. Curious.

Edited by IrishGunner
Link to comment
Share on other sites

It was quite normal that foreigners who received medals on the triangular ribbon changed it to be able to wear the medal together with other medals they had. Sometimes they could not get the matching ribbon so they could use another one, not quite appropriate.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Civilian version found inside an old house in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Medal was within the original bag, probably never worn.


Edited by paja
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 years later...

I happen to have all three ribbon versions of this medal, in three medal versions as well.

Ordinary for combatants.

With one white stripe in the middle for non combatants.

With one black stripe in the middle for the deceased, however that sounds.

1. Smaller with differences at the front, and on the rear side.

2. Smaller, etc.

3. Bigger.

Does anyone have any idea, how many versions of the medal were there in total, both smaller and bigger? Ribbons happen to be different as well.

I would like to have more, but I can not find them in a satisfying condition :(.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...