Cross of Honour 1914-18
- Published: 03 March 2013 03 March 2013
- Last Updated: 03 March 2013 03 March 2013
13 July 1934
Awarded for service in World War 1.
It was awarded in three classes:
Next-of-kin (widows or parents).
345.132 (Widows) and 373.950 (Parents)
Note. These numbers are the ones awarded by 1 February 1937.
Estimated price (2009)
Combatants - €7/80 (magnetic / non-magnetic)
Non-combatants - €10/80 (magnetic / non-magnetic)
Next-of-kin - €20/90 (magnetic / non-magnetic)
Ribbon worn on the ribbon bar
Generalmajor Wolfgang von Gronau wearing the Cross of Honor 1914-1918 on his ribbon bar
(Courtesy of Shawn Bohannon)
Polizei veteran with his wife
(Courtesy of Josef Fregosi)
It was designed by Eugene Godet.
By 1940 the people living in the Saar, Danzig, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Memel could also be awarded this Cross of Honor.
Also known as the Hindenburg Cross and the Honor Cross of the World War 1914-1918 (Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918)
Photo courtesy of Roland Fogt, N & T Global Trading & Craig Wagner
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