Bar of a Officer Veteran of the Herero Rebellion and the First World War

Photo by C Dale at Swakopmund Museum

The medals on this bar in order of seniority from left to right are-

Prussian 1914 Iron Cross, second class
Prussian Crown Order
, fourth class with swords
Military Merit Order, fourth class with crown and swords
Württemberg Knights Cross
, with swords
Lippe-Detmold 1914 War Merit Cross
1914-18 Honour Cross for combatants
Prussian Order of the Red Eagle, fourth class
Prussian Crown Order, fourth class

1904-08 South West Africa Campaign Medal for combatants with campaign clasps for 'HEREROLAND', 'GROSS-NAMALAND' and 'OMAHEKE'.
Prussian Officers
Long Service Award
Prussian 1897 Wilhelm I Centenary Medal

The original owner of this medal bar ribbon bar was an officer who served in the Schutztruppe during the Herero Rebellion in South West Africa and also served in  the First World War.


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