Military Merit Cross


  • Cross instituted on 27 February 1864.
  • Cross was the highest bravery award of the Kingdom of Prussia for non-commissioned officers and enlisted soldiers.
  • Cross was also known as the Golden Military Merit Cross (Goldenes Militär-Verdienstkreuz) to distinguish it from the Military Decoration 1st Class (Militär-Ehrenzeichen I. Klasse), a lesser Prussian enlisted bravery decoration which was an identical cross but in silver.



Kingdom of Prussia