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Here is what I have for von Mudra, corrections and additions, as always, very welcome:


6.10.1870 Fahnenjunker (?)

??.??.???? Fähnrich

9.3.1872 Sekonde-Leutnant

11.12.1879 Premier-Leutnant

15.7.1886 Hauptmann

16.7.1891 Major

17.6.1897 Oberstleutnant

18.4.1900 Oberst

18.6.1903 Generalmajor

22.3.1907 Generalleutnant

13.9.1911 General der Infanterie


Kaiserliche Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/71

Roter Adlerorden, IV. Klasse

Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

Zentenarmedaille, 1897

Preußischer Kronenorden, III. Klasse

Albrechts-Orden, Offizierkreuz (SA3)

Roter Adlerorden, III. Klasse mit der Schleife

Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), III. Klasse (BMV3)

Friedrichs-Orden, Kommenturkreuz II. Klasse (WF2b)

Persischer Sonnen- und Löwenorden, Großoffizierkreuz (PL2)

Roter Adlerorden, II. Klasse mit Eichenlaub

Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), Offizierkreuz (BMVO/BMV.O)

Preußischer Kronenorden, II. Klasse mit Stern

Medschidie-Orden, I. Klasse (TM1)

Stern zum Roten Adlerorden II. Klasse mit Eichenlaub

Preußischer Kronenorden, I. Klasse

Orden vom Zähringer Löwen, Großkreuz (BZ1)

Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), II. Klasse mit Stern (BMV2mSt)

Roter Adlerorden, I. Klasse mit Eichenlaub

Orden der Eisernen Krone I. Klasse (ÖEK1)

Albrechts-Orden, Großkreuz (SA1)

Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), I. Klasse (BMV1/BMV.G.Kr)

Eisernes Kreuz (1914), II. und I. Klasse

Hessische Tapferkeitsmedaille (HT)

Lippisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz (LK)

Kreuz für Verdienste im Kriege (Sachsen-Meiningen) (SMK)

Hamburgisches Hanseatenkreuz (HH)

Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz (BH/BremH)

Lübeckisches Hanseatenkreuz (LüH)

Schwerter zum Bayerischen Militärverdienstorden I. Klasse (BMV.G.Kr⚔) ???

... hoping for clarification from Daniel Krause

Pour le Mérite mit Eichenlaub

... Verdienstorden am 13. Januar 1915

... Eichenlaub am 17. Oktober 1916

Orden der Württembergischen Krone, Großkreuz mit Schwertern (WK1⚔)

Goldener Stern und Schwerter zum Großkreuz des Albrechts-Ordens (SA1gSt⚔)

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He is described as a "Fahnenjunker" in Möller-Witten's history of the Orden Pour le Mérite. As active officers for the most part were of course volunteers, the term "Freiwilliger" is in a sense correct. The term used at the time for those individuals who entered service directly in a unit with a view to a commission was "Avantegeur". As can be seen from the extract from the Militär-Wochenblatt issue 88 of 22 July 1871, the then Unteroffizier Mudra of the Garde-Pionier-Bataillon was promoted to Portepee-Fähnrich on 15 July 1871.








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Thank you Glenn, this really helps. But a short question: Wasn't it normally, Avantegeur, Fähnrich, then Sekondeleutnant? Unteroffizier more likely for the Ein- or Dreijährig-Freiwillige? At least I now have a date for Portepee-Fähnrich, this is absolutely new. Thanks!

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everything I have seen would lead me to the progression from Avantegeur (Fanhnenjunker), Unteroffizier and then Fähnrich. Occasionally one sees promotion to Fähnrich from the rank of Gefreiter. One has to understand that these promotions were very rapid and followed only a relatively short period of service. 



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