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Georg von Trapp's Medals
Posted by: Stirrick (IP Logged)
Date: April 07, 2018 12:54AM

I recently read Georg von Trapp's autobiography, 'To the Last Salute', and tried to find out more about him. I've found various medal/award lists for him (not always agreeing with each other) but little in the way of award dates.

I therefore tried to identify the medals shown in photographs of v.Trapp, but have found a few 'unknowns'. Can anybody help ?

I don't think I can upload photos to the forum, but you can google them easily enough.

Photo 1 was taken about the time of v.Trapp's first wedding in January,1911. He is wearing 6 medals, of which I think I can identify 4:

Military Merit Medal
?
1898 Jubilee Medal
1908 Jubilee Cross
Russian Order of St Stanislaus
?

Photo 2 was presumably taken in 1916; around the time that U-14 was undergoing an extensive refit. It shows 5 medals and a button-ribbon for the German Iron Cross 2nd class. I think I can identify 4 of the medals:

Knight's Cross of the Order of Leopold
Military Merit Cross, 3rd class
Military Merit Medal, 3rd class
Bravery Medal in Silver, 1st Class
?

Von Trapp was later awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Maria Theresa (1924), the Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class, Silver Bravery Medal, Karl Troop Cross, Austro-Hungarian War Medal 19141918, Long Service Cross (18 years), and the German Iron Cross 1st class.

Can anybody help with the identifications, award dates ?



Subject Written By Posted
  Georg von Trapp's Medals Stirrick 04/07/2018 12:54AM
  Re: Georg von Trapp's Medals phil morgan 04/10/2018 05:45AM
  Re: Georg von Trapp's Medals Stirrick 04/11/2018 12:57PM


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