Prussian War Merit Cross Medal

'Das Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe'

Price: £28.00 GBP
Availability: Sold
Reference: WW00435
Manufacturer: Not Available
Product Description

A unknown 25 year service medal - unsure of origins but due to the ribbon I would say it could related to a Bavarian veterans organisation. In nice condition with ribbon.

Merit Cross for War Aid (Das Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe). War metal cross with on the obverse medallion the intertwined letters WR (Wilhelm Rex, Wilhelm King of Prussia). The reverse medallion bears the text: "FÜR / KRIEGS- / HILFSDIENST". The cross was awarded to men and women, irrespective of rank or status, for special merit connected with patriotic war aid. It was instituted by King Wilhelm II of Prussia on 15 December 1916. The first recipient (after the King himself) was Field Marshall von Hindenburg.