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Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen

The "Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen" was instituted on September 25th, 1843 by Grand Duke Ludwig III in Hesse, as a common decoration.

With the institution the decoration could be awarded for:
Bravery;
War Merit;
Merit;
Loyal service;
Long standing loyal service;
Five years loyal service;
Saving a persons life;
Repeatedly saving a persons life;
Loyal labour.

In 1894 the rulings were changed and the decoration could only be awarded for bravery.

The decoration is in the form of a silver medal with on the front the image of Ludwig III looking to the left. The back shows a laurel on the left and an oak leaf on the right enclosing the text "FÜR TAPFERKEIT". As from 1917 the medal was only made in silver plating.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Zangen, von, Gustav-Adolf (15. Armee)07-11-189201-05-1964more