War Merit Cross (Baden)
|War Merit Cross
|Awarded by Grand Duchy of Baden|
|Awarded for||War service|
|Status||No longer awarded|
|Established||9 September 1916|
Ribbon of the decoration
The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a military decoration awarded by the Grand Duchy of Baden. Established 9 September 1916 by Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden, the cross was awarded to recognize war service and voluntary work, primarily on the home-front.
The Baden War Merit Cross is made of gilded bronze, in the shape of a maltese cross. A laurel wreath shows between the arms of the cross. In the center of the obverse of the cross is a circular silver medallion. The medallion depicts the a crowned griffin holding a sword in its right hand and a shield with the arms of Baden in its left. The reverse of the medallion bears the crowned cipher of Grand Duke Friedrich II.
- Robertson, Megan C. "Duchy of Baden: 1914 War Merit Cross". Medals of the World. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
- "BADEN. War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz), 1916-1918 issue". Medal-medaille.com. Retrieved 1 May 2013.