Decoration for Services to the Red Cross
The Decoration for Services to the Red Cross (Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um das Rote Kreuz) was an Austro-Hungarian award instituted on 17 August 1914 by Emperor Franz Josef I to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Geneva Convention. It was intended to honour individuals who had worked in the voluntary emergency services of the Red Cross, either in peacetime or in war.
The order consists of four classes, as well as an associated medal in two classes:
- 1st: Star
- 2nd: Merit Cross, 1st class
- 3rd: Officer's Cross
- 4th: Merit Cross, 2nd class
- Silver Medal
- Bronze Medal
Awards for military services was augmented with a war decoration for the ceremony.
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