Military Honour Award for Faithful Service, Military Division, I Class Gold Cross
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The Military Honour Award for Faithful Service was jointly instituted by Heinrich XI of Reuss-Greiz, Heinrich XLII of Reuss-Schleiz, and Heinrich LIXXII of Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf, and was conferred upon military personnel from the Reuss principalities who had rendered long and faithful service in the common infantry battalion of Reuss.
The decoration was first awarded in 1843, but the statutes were not written until 1847.
The I Class Gold Cross was conferred upon officers for 25 years of service.
The I Class Gold Cross with Swords was first awarded following the signing of the military convention with Prussia in 1867.
Obv: FÜR 25 JÄHRIGE TREUE DIENSTE Rev: FR
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