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#1 Brian Keith

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:40 PM

We recently received a number of German ribbons, decorations and items from a lady who was born during WW II in Germany to typical German parents. Her father served in the SA (it seems in the late 1930's) and later in an army engineer battalion. She married a US Soldier in the 1950s and came to the US. Im working to ID all the artifacts. I have ID this medal as the Memorial Cross Faithful to the Battalion but I havent been able to ID the Ribbon or the bar, likely they are both for the same unit. Some of the artifacts were from Württemberg (Kingdom), pre-and during WW I. The German Abbreviation for the bar is: "LDST .JNF .BAT .HALL"
Thanks for your assistance.
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#2 daskrieg

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:21 AM

Not sure of the LDST but the J is actually an I. So it reads LDST infantry. Battalion Hall. Closest i can find the ribbon is Oldenburg. The left side of the cross says "true" but i cannot see the right side as the pic is blurry i think it says battalion. Probably a battalion level non regulation commemorating medal.

Edited by daskrieg, 20 September 2019 - 05:34 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:34 AM

LDST abbreviation for Landsturm???, which had Battalion size units. Hall??? maybe the abbreviation of the Garrison the unit was from????



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 05:35 AM

Ugg never thought of Landsturm

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 06:23 AM

Hall is no abrevation but the name of a town, (today "Schwaebisch Hall"). I think it's a medal of Württembergisches Landsturm-Infanterie-Bataillon Hall XIII/11

 

http://genwiki.genealogy.net/XIII/11

 

"Treu dem Bataillon" (faithfull to the Battalion), it's a so called Erinnerungskreuz (commemorative cross) post WW I.


Edited by Proud Kraut, 20 September 2019 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:02 PM

Un Dere It Ist :D

 

Vielen Dank Lars.



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Posted 20 September 2019 - 04:04 PM

That's a good site you linked Lars.



#8 Brian Keith

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 04:50 AM

Thanks so much everyone! I spent several hours working on getting them all identified. I wasn't able to figure out that abbreviation. You guys figured it out quite quickly. The ribbon is quite wadded up and had been hand sewn for wear but the threads are broken and I'll have to try to get it in displayable shape. Thanks everyone for your input and assistance.
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