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The shorter one is for a Saxon junior officer, possibly from Jäger-Btl. 13 or Res.-Jäger-Btl. 13. He has the enlisted man's Friedrich-August-Medaille and the officer's Albrecht-Orden, so he was probably first decorated as an officer candidate or NCO, and then again as a Leutnant. The Reuß ribbon may point to service in JB 13. Since Heinrich XXVII Fürst Reuß was à la suite Saxon Jäger-Btl. 13, officers of this battalion and its reserve battalion were among the most common Saxon recipients of Reuß decorations. But this is only a possibility. Much of Reuß ältere Linie bordered Saxony, so many Reuß citizens ended up in Saxon regiments.

The larger one has a name, but perhaps you may want to wait until it arrives. Bad luck to count your chickens before they hatch.

Dave

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