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Awards of Char. Vizeadmiral Karl Wedding Help Please


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Anyone? Please.

This is what I managed to work out so far.

RAO2EXXRs2: ???
RAO4X: Roter Adler Orden IV. Klasse mit Schwertern
KO2: Kronen-Orden II. Klasse ???
DA: Dienstauszeichnungskreuz I. Klasse
China Tientsin: China-Denkmünze in Bronze mit Spange "Tientsin"
BH: Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz
HH: Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz
LüH: Lübeckisches Hanseatenkreuz
OK1: Grossherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz I. Klasse
OK2a: Grossherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz II. Klasse mit Spange “Vor dem Feinde” ???
GM3: From 1914 Rangliste: "St. Michael und Georgs-Orden, Kreuz der Genossen" What does the Kreuz der Genossen mean? What class is that in german?
SMK1: Spanischen Orden für Verdienste zur See, I. Klasse
DtEDM: ???
Flandern: ???
Kyffh: ???
UKDM: ???

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RAO2EXXRs2 is the Roter-Adlerorden 2. Klasse mit Eichenlaube und Schwertern und Schwertern am Ringe am zweimal schwarz- und dreimal weiß-gestreiften Bande.

GM3: From 1914 Rangliste: "St. Michael und Georgs-Orden, Kreuz der Genossen" What does the Kreuz der Genossen mean? What class is that in german?

"Kreuz der Genossen" is that class in German. In English, it is Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. The Order comes in three classes.

DtEDM, Flandern and Kyffh are three unofficial Weimar-era decorations for veterans: 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Ehrendenkmünze_des_Weltkriegs_(Deutsche_Ehrenlegion)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flandernkreuz
http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?products_id=3687

Since Wedding was still alive in 1934/35, they would have been replaced by the official Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer.  

UKDM is the Hungarian WW1 commemorative medal. I abbreviate this UKEM, because it is an Erinnerungsmedaille and not a Denkmünze, but I have not yet won over my fellow research gnomes on this point. 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ungarische_Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille

The rest of your "???" are correct.

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14 hours ago, Dave Danner said:

RAO2EXXRs2 is the Roter-Adlerorden 2. Klasse mit Eichenlaube und Schwertern und Schwertern am Ringe am zweimal schwarz- und dreimal weiß-gestreiften Bande.

"Kreuz der Genossen" is that class in German. In English, it is Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. The Order comes in three classes.

DtEDM, Flandern and Kyffh are three unofficial Weimar-era decorations for veterans: 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Ehrendenkmünze_des_Weltkriegs_(Deutsche_Ehrenlegion)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flandernkreuz
http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?products_id=3687

Since Wedding was still alive in 1934/35, they would have been replaced by the official Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer.  

UKDM is the Hungarian WW1 commemorative medal. I abbreviate this UKEM, because it is an Erinnerungsmedaille and not a Denkmünze, but I have not yet won over my fellow research gnomes on this point. 

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ungarische_Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille

The rest of your "???" are correct.

Thank you very much Dave!

I have a photo of Wedding and another one of his medal and ribbon bars when he got the Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer.

On the first photo he is wearing 4 unofficial awards.

I think the third medal is the Deutsche Ehrendenkmünze des Weltkriegs and the fourth the Flandernkreuz. The Kaiser Wilhelm Centenarmedaille is also visible.

Do you have any idea on what the fifth (oval) and the sixth (round) medals are? Both with "Schwertern" devices.

I think the fifth (oval) medal could be the Kyffhäuser-Kriegsdenkmünze?

http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?products_id=13019

Also, I can't see the Kyffhäuser-Verdienst-Kreuz you linked above? He doesn't seem to be wearing it?

Thanks

Vizeadmiral Karl Wedding 2.jpg

Vizeadmiral Karl Wedding1.jpg

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1 minute ago, Dave Danner said:

Yes, it is the oval Kyffhäuser medal instead of the cross.  I'm not sure about the sixth. It might be another one of those unofficial Weimar-era awards. 

On a russian forum someone said this is the sixth medal (photo below).

I don't know how it is called though.

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Thank you Dave!

Now, all of Wedding' awards have been identified.

Here is more info about the sixth medal:

http://antique-photos.com/en/awardsdatabase/weimarawards/209-commemorative-medal-of-the-union-of-german-naval-veterans-associations.html

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