~ First World War German 3 Medal Group Inc. Honour Cross ~
The group is comprised of the Frederick Augustus medal, the honour cross of the World War 1914/1918 (with swords) and the Kaiser Wilhelm I memorial medal.
They are open mounted with a pin clasp and their original ribbons.
~ Dimensions ~
The medals have the standard dimensions.
~ Condition ~
The set is in good condition with minor signs of wear.
~ The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 ~
The Honour Cross awarded to combatants (Frontkämpferkreuz) shows a laurel wreath circling the centre medallion with the years 1914 1918. Crossed swords are between the arms, while the Honour Cross for Non-Combatants has no swords and has a wreath of oak leaves. Both crosses are bronze. The Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin (which is commonly known as the Widows Cross), is black. The Honour Cross is worn suspended from a ribbon with black edges, two white stripes and a centre red stripe. The ribbon for the Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin is reversed, having a white edge, with two black stripes and a centre red stripe.
~ The Frederick Augustus Medal ~
This medal was awarded to Saxony’s soldiers by Frederick Augustus III (German: Friedrich August III.) (25 May 1865, Dresden – 18 February 1932, Sibyllenort), the last King of Saxony (1904–1918). These kind of ‘state medals’ were awarded by each state of the German Reich during WW1.
~The Kaiser Wilhelm I Memorial Medal ~
The medal is also known as the Centenary Medal (German: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille Zentenarmedaille) was established 22 March 1897 by Wilhelm II on the occasion of the 100th Birthday of his grandfather, Emperor Wilhelm I.
The medal was awarded by Prussia to state and university officials, as well as all military officers, non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel, which were actively serving in army, navy and Schutztruppe. Medals were also awarded to the surviving veterans of the First Schleswig War, Second Schleswig War, Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War.