General Honour Decoration, Military Division, Bronze Medal
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This medal was instituted by Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst, and it was awarded to recognize extraordinary merit, faithful service, and faithful labour. The medal was conferred upon citizens of Saxe-Weimar and foreign labourers.
The medal featured different reverse inscriptions that correlated with the reason the medal was awarded, either for merit "DEM VERDIENSTE" and "DEM VERDIENSTE 1914", for faithful service "FUR TREUE DIENSTE", for faithful labour "FUR TREUE ARBEIT", or for foreigners "WE".
The medals may have featured a crossed swords clasp on the ribbon. The swords clasp was awarded to indicate merit in war.
The Bronze Medal was awarded lower class servants and labourers.
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Obv: WILHELM ERNST GROSSHERZOG VON SACHSEN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE
This version was awarded for participation in the South-West Africa Campaign.
Obv: WILHELM ERNST GROSSHERZOG VON SACHSEN Rev: DEM VERDIENSTE 1914
This version does not feature any stamping.
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