Reserve Long Service Decoration, Type II, II Class Bronze Medal

SKU: 02.WUT.0141.103.01

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  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    April 14, 1879

History


The Reserve Long Service Decoration was founded on April 18, 1879, by King Karl of Württemberg. The Decoration was established in two grades, I Class Cross and II Class Bar.

The II Class Bar was conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted ranks of the military reserve forces who rendered long and irreproachable service. In order to receive the award, a potential recipient had to have participated in at least one field campaign or had to have served in the active military force for at least three months.

In addition, the II Class decoration was also conferred upon individuals who had rendered three years of service in the active military force and had been required to serve for a longer time due to mobilisation. In order for this individual to receive the award, they must have never surrendered during their time in the armed forces. Individuals who met the aforementioned requirement were eligible to receive the award even if they had spent less that three months in the reserve force.

The II Class decoration could be retroactively awarded to former members of the reserve force, who were transferred to Württemberg’s militia and either participated in the War of 1870-1871 or served in the active force for at least three months.

The II Class Bar was changed to a II Class Bronze Medal in 1913 under King Wilhelm II.

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    $50+ USD

  • Composition

    Bronzed Tombac

  • Inscription

    Rev: FÜR TREUE DIENSTE IN RESERVE UND LANDWEHR

  • Size

    25mm

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