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Bob Hudson

Bavarian regimental merit/honor cross awards

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I picked up this piece with a group of WWI and WWII medals that were passed down to family members (until now). 

 

This piece seems to commemorate service with the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment  Franz Josef.

 

I have found similar pieces online from other regiments but I see them called "Regimental Cross of Honor," "merit cross," "commemorative cross," etc. and so far I can't figure out if there was some sort of official name and protocol for award of these.

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The pin and attachment were loose in the box, but I found a photo online showing  a similar medal with those pieces mounted on the back of the ribbon.

 

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Here's the one on ebay that has the pin atttached to the back. This is from the Royal Bavarian 12th Infantry-Regiment Prince Arnulf  and also has the Bavarian Jäger Battalion Raupenhelm helmet with crossed rifles.

 

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A very nice Erinnerungskreuz and you are 100% right, it´s the 13th Bavarian InfRgt. The full name of the unit was Königlich Bayerisches 13. Infanterie-Regiment „Franz Joseph I., Kaiser von Österreich und Apostolischer König von Ungarn“

Many more variations of these crosses do exist: "Treu dem Regiment", "Treu dem Bataillon", "Treu der Marine" e.g. These crosses were inofficial decorations, privat purchased by WW I veterans or "awarded" to WW I participants by regimental associations.

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