Bar with the Combatants China Medal

Photo Robert Pandis

The medals on this bar in order of seniority from left to right are-
Prussian 1914 Iron Cross
, second class
1914-18 Honour Cross for combatants
Hamburg Hanseatic Cross

1900-01 China Campaign Medal for combatants
Prussian Wilhelm I Centenary Medal

The original owner of this medal bar ribbon bar was an other ranks veteran of the Boxer Rebellion and the First World War. The lack of a long service medal may mean that he did his original compulsory military service around 1897-1900 (earning the Centenary and China medals), then left the forces for a decade before being recalled for service in the First World War.


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