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Can anyone provide any information on German Honours and Awards ( Imperial , States , local ) granted in territories that were German but later on came under British control ( eg Cameroons, South West Africa, Tanganyika ).Please deal with each territory separately 

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Hiya,

There are 1 or 2 for general colonial issue.

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This info is from Wikipedia:

Colonial Medal (German Empire)

Colonial Medal
Kolonial-Denkmünze

Awarded by German Empire

Type

Campaign medal

Eligibility

for participation in combat operations in the German Colonies

Statistics

Established

13 June 1912

Related

China Medal (German Empire)
South-West Africa Medal (German Empire)


ribbon bar of the medal

The Colonial Medal (Kolonial-Denkmünze) was a medal of the German Empire established on 13 June 1912 by Kaiser Wilhelm II The medal and clasps were awarded retroactively for participation in military operations in the German colonies.[1] Exceptions were participants in the Boxer Rebellion 1900-01, and German South-West Africa in the years 1904-08. These operations were eligible for their own unique commemorative medal.

Contents

·         1Description

·         2Claps

·         3References

·         4Sources

Description

The medal is made of bronze the obverse of which depicts the right-facing bust of Wilhelm II in uniform, with the initials W II. The reverse has oak leaves on the right and a laurel branch on the left. In the center is the imperial crown which sits above the inscription "DEN TAPFEREN STREITERN FÜR DEUTSCHLANDS EHRE" ("The brave warriors for Germany's honor"). The ribbon is white with four thin red lines in the center and black stripes on the edges.

Claps

The medal was awarded with claps which were manufactured of gold plated brass. Claps were mounted on the ribbon of the medal.

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1888/89

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1889/90

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1889/91

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1892

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1893

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1894

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1895

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1896

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1897

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1898

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1899

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1900

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1901

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1902

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1903

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1905/07

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1911

·         Deutsch-Ostafrika 1912

·         Südwest-Afrika 1893/95

·         Südwest-Afrika 1896

·         Südwest-Afrika 1897

·         Südwest-Afrika 1897/98

·         Südwest-Afrika 1901

·         Südwest-Afrika 1903/04

·         Kamerun 1884

·         Kamerun 1886/91

·         Kamerun 1889

·         Kamerun 1890

·         Kamerun 1891

·         Kamerun 1891/94

·         Kamerun 1893

·         Kamerun 1895/96

·         Kamerun 1897

·         Kamerun 1898

·         Kamerun 1898/99

·         Kamerun 1899

·         Kamerun 1899/00

·         Kamerun 1900

·         Kamerun 1900/01

·         Kamerun 1901

·         Kamerun 1901/02

·         Kamerun 1902

·         Kamerun 1902/03

·         Kamerun 1903

·         Kamerun 1904

·         Kamerun 1904/05

·         Kamerun 1905

·         Kamerun 1906

·         Kamerun 1905/07

·         Kamerun 1906/07

·         Kamerun 1907/08

·         Kamerun 1911

·         Kamerun 1912

·         Samoa 1888

·         Venezuela 1902/03

·         Panape 1910/11

·         Togo 1894/95

·         Togo 1895

·         Togo 1896

·         Togo 1896/97

·         Togo 1897

·         Togo 1897/98

·         Togo 1898

·         Togo 1898/99

·         Togo 1899

·         Togo 1900

·         Togo 1900/01

·         Togo 1901

·         Togo 1902

·         Togo 1903

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1893

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1897

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1899

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1900

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1901

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1902

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1903

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1904

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1905

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1906

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1907

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1908

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1909

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1910

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1911

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1912

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1913

·         Deutsch-Neuguinea 1913/14

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1904 Southwest Africa Campaign Medal - In silvered steel, 33mm.

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German Imperial South West Africa Campaign Medal 1904-1906


KALAHARI 1908, OMARURU, OMAHEKE, WATERBERG, ONGANJIRA, HEREROLAND. Bronze, 32.5 mm.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Marcon1.

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Thank you for this information Marconi 

Outside of the campaign medals , what other awards ( Imperial and States ) were  made  in various German colonial possessions (a)up to WW1  and (b) during WW1 before the British conquests and occupations ( eg a few hundred  IC's in GSWA ;  and for the troops under Von Lettow in E.Africa ? ) 

Any differences in eligibiity for locals / natives as opposed to Germans? 

Any awards of local origin ( eg Crosses of Krieger Vereins noted for GSWA ) ?

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Come on Numis, this forum is not a wishing-well.

If this is an area of interest to you, why not do some digging yourself, here or on the web?

Not too hard to find a starting pioint and take it from there: https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/c/kaiserreich/kolonien

http://themedalhound.com/german/main.html

http://www.germancolonialuniforms.co.uk

Kind regards,

Sandro

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Thanks for the references, 

After reading them I am unsure as to whether non-Europeans / Africans in the Schutztruppen were awarded the  1914 Iron Cross  and the later 1914-8 War Honour Cross . Can anyone enlighten me ?

 

Still of interest would be details of any awards originating in the colonies themselves 

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Numis,

I rink you can do your own research on what seems to be a very specific question.  I've stumbled upon some of your other poss as well, and the once I've seen contain no contributions, just question.

As said, this is not a wishing well.

Kind regards, 

Sandro

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Any information obtained/ forthcoming  is for the benefit of all members who might read it, not just the inquirer

The purpose of my postings is to bring forth information that does not appear to be readily available or published 

I  have written and had published for the public good over 50 journal articles on ODM as well as a major standard reference work  of two volumes and 1,657 pages on ODM.

Can those who make uncalled for comments equal this record ?

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8 hours ago, numis said:

Any information obtained/ forthcoming  is for the benefit of all members who might read it, not just the inquirer

The purpose of my postings is to bring forth information that does not appear to be readily available or published 

I  have written and had published for the public good over 50 journal articles on ODM as well as a major standard reference work  of two volumes and 1,657 pages on ODM.

Can those who make uncalled for comments equal this record ?

Wonderful, congratulations. Share, and who knows, you may receive..... So far, all you have done on GMiC is post help requests for items you have, without pictures, just descriptions. That is barely of interest to anyone but yourself - sounds more like you’re looking to sell items and are testing the market. 

Kind regards,

Sandro

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5 hours ago, numis said:

I refer to my post of 20 Dec 2020 above.

Responses with actual information ( not of the sort immediately above ) would be most welcome

To be honest, he was a point... I too would take a more active interest in answering questions when the person shows themselves to more active in helping others and bothers to post photos... maybe you should adapt a little to how others participate instead of just posting questions... a photo at very least.

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I do not regard personal comments as appropriate , especially when the person making comments has no knowledge of the other person's circumstances.

For information , I do not have the technological devices needed to post photos 

When I pose questions they are to bring out answers which can increase the knowledge of all readers 

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11 hours ago, numis said:

I do not regard personal comments as appropriate , especially when the person making comments has no knowledge of the other person's circumstances.

For information , I do not have the technological devices needed to post photos 

When I pose questions they are to bring out answers which can increase the knowledge of all readers 

You are welcome to post, I am simply pointing out you would probably get more answers if you made it more interesting for the people who may spend the time and effort answering, otherwise it is a bit of a one way street.

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