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Having a hard time deciphering these entries.  I know the first one is the EK2.  Thanks in advance.

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The line below the EK2 refers to it as well: "Regimentsbefehl Landwehr-Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 15"

"E.V.K. a. Bd. T.M. am 31.8.17" appears to be the Eisernes Verdienstkreuz am Bande der Tapferkeitsmedaille from Austria-Hungary.

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So what does that last one look like? Never heard of it before

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An E.V.K.a. Bd.T.M. - with and without a crown.

 

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Beautiful! Was this a common award to german soldiers?

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Good question!   No idea really, but I am pretty certain that the numbers of awarded to Germans was annotated anywhere in the Austro-Hungarian records (happy to be corrected).

Regards,

Ian

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Excellent information. 

Many thanks.

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Thanks for the help guys.

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