Commemorative Cross for the Austrian War, Bronze Cross for Non-Combatants
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This cross was instituted by King Wilhelm I and was awarded as a mark of honour to recognize participation in the campaign against Austria.
The cross was awarded to officers, non-commissioned officers, and soldiers.
There were four versions of the cross, the Cross for Königgrätz, the Cross of the Main Army, the Cross for Non-Combatants, and the Cross for Faithful Warriors (Treue Krieger). The different versions featured unique obverse inscriptions.
The Bronze Cross for Non-Combatants was conferred upon individuals who served in a civil service role within the theatre of war, but had not participated directly in armed conflict.
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