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    Dr. Karl Lorch - German Hospital, Jaffa, Palestine

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    Further to research into Ethiopian Orders I have come across Dr. Lorch. I attach below his entry in the Deutscher Ordens Almanac of 1908/9.


    Born 8 February 1851 at Winterlingen - formerly in Wurttemberg today in Baden-Wurttemberg.


    Ab SS 3 = Abyssinia Seal Solomon 3rd Class 


    Gothic print and Imperial German award abbreviations are not my strong point. Can I ask one of you to 'translate' for me into legible German/English his full entry?


    With thanks in advance,




    P.S. I have tried to find other details concerning Dr. Lorch but so far drawn a blank.



    Lorch Karl 1908 to 1909.jpg

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    Andreas, Many thanks indeed. I suspect his Abyssinan/Ethiopian award was from Emperor Menelik II for medical services to the Ethiopian community. I have now for some dates for Dr. Lorch 1851-1928 -  he appears to have been first employed by the German Hospital in 1886. Again thank you, Owain

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