Military Merit Medal

GSL000 Militärverdienstmedaille

  • Medal was instituted by Prince Georg Wilhelm on 30 May 1850.
  • Medal was awarded to soldiers who had earned the special recognition of the prince through military deeds.
  • The first form of the medal bears the name of the wearer. When awarding for the war of 1870-71, was with a bar in the form of two crossed sabers with curved blades. When awarded for the First World War, a bar was attached in the form of crossed sabers with straight blades. On 25 October 1914, was established red cross bar for caring for the soldiers and families of soldiers during the First World War.

Principality of Schaumburg-Lippe