Item Id: IMP22068
Parade Mounted Combatants Cross of Honor 1914/1918
Instituted in July of 1934 by von Hindenburg to recognize service in WWI. It ranked beneath bravery awards but above other service and campaign awards.
Die struck magnetic sheet metal award with a bronze wash. The cross has swords emanating upwards between its arms, indicating a combatant’s award. The cross has a plain reverse with embossed maker mark “W & L M”. The cross’s ribbon suspension loop and ring are both intact. The medal comes mounted with its original rayon ribbon to a metal backing plate. Reverse of the backing plate has red badge cloth sewn in place. Fastening intact and functional.