Carl Eduard War Cross
|Carl Edward War Cross
Carl Edward War Cross
|Awarded by Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
|Awarded for||Bravery and military merit|
|Campaign(s)||World War I|
|Established||19 July 1916|
The Carl Eduard War Cross (German: Carl-Eduard-Kriegskreuz) was a military decoration of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha presented during World War I. Established 19 July 1916, by Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the cross recognized military merit and bravery in battle, without regard to rank. Awarded only 97 times, it is one of the rarest of World War I German military decorations. Recipients must have already been holders of the Iron Cross, 1st Class and been serving in the 6 Thüringischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 95.
The Carl Eduard War Cross is in the shape of a Maltese cross, made of silver. On the obverse in the center medallion is the cypher CE surmounted by a ducal crown. The medallion is surrounded by a green enameled laurel wreath superimposed on the arms of the cross. The reverse of the medallion displays the Coat of arms of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha surrounded by the words FIDELITER ET CONSTANTER.
- "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Carl Eduard War Cross | Australian War Memorial". Awm.gov.au. Retrieved 15 May 2013.