War Merit Cross (Saxony)

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War Merit Cross

The Saxon War Merit Cross was on October 30, 1915 by King Friedrich August III. Donated by Saxony and could be awarded to all persons in recognition of special patriotic activities during the First World War .

The decoration is an eight-pointed cross made of bronze with cross arms that widen outwards, whereby the lower cross arm is slightly longer. A laurel wreath runs between the arms of the cross . On the vertical arms of the cross, a crown can be seen above and the year 1915 below . In the medallion the portrait of the donor, facing left, with the inscription FRIEDRICH AUGUST KOENIG VON SACHSEN . On the reverse of the horizontal cross arms from left to right the words WORLD WAR and in the medallion the crowned and entwined initials of the founder FA .

The award was worn on a green ribbon with white side stripes and yellow-blue edge stripes on the left chest.


  • The collection of the Defense History Museum in Rastatt Castle; 1 medals and decorations, Freiburg im Breisgau 1977