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Awards of Char. Konteradmiral (Ing.) Franz Lemke - Help needed


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Please help me ID the awards on his medal bar. They got me a little confused.

Here are his entries from the 1914, 1918 and 1922 Rangliste:

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Based on this, I made a list of his awards:

-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 1. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2. Klasse
-Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897
-Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 4. Klasse
-Königlich Preußischer Kronen-Orden 3. Klasse
-Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
-Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 1. Klasse
-Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse

Now for the medal bar:

- Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2. Klasse

- Königlich Preußischer Roter Adler-Orden 4. Klasse

- Königlich Preußischer Kronen-Orden 3. Klasse

- This medal looks too dark to be the Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz. The ribbon also doesn't fit. Is it the Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse then ??? If so, why didn't the mount the Dienstauszeichnungskreuz?

- Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897

- ??? What medal is this? Perhaps something foreign?

The other possibility is that the 4th medal is the Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz and the last one is the Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse. I don't know if the OFA2 was supposed to go before or after the Centenarmedaille on the medal bar?

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On 24/06/2020 at 16:12, Kriegsmarine Admiral said:

4th medal is the Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

This could be, although I'm not entirely convinced, given the slender nature of the arms of the cross.

 

On 24/06/2020 at 16:12, Kriegsmarine Admiral said:

the Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse. I don't know if the OFA2 was supposed to go before or after the Centenarmedaille on the medal bar?

It would be incorrect that a wartime decoration be worn behind the centenary medal. Given the shape and size of the medal I also doubt this is a OK2. I wonder when this picture was taken, if it were to be taken after 1922 it would mean that he had gotten another decoration. Had the picture been taken in 1922 or before it could be an unofficial award. Perhaps something Freikorps/Kriegerverein related?

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