Insignia of the order
the Grand Duke of Oldenburg
|Eligibility||all persons of military or civilian status|
|Awarded for||outstanding service during the war|
|Established||24 September 1914|
Ribbon of the order (military division)
Ribbon of the order (civil division)
The Friedrich-August Cross was a German decoration of the First World War. It was set up on 24 September 1914 by Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, with two classes, for (to quote its citation) "all persons of military or civilian status, who have shown outstanding service during the war itself".
The Friedrich-August-Kreuz is a black iron cross pattée with a laurel wreath between the arms. The obverse of the cross bears a circular central medallion with the initials FA. The crown of Oldenburg crown appears on the upper arm of the cross, with the lower arm bearing the date 1914. The reverse is plain.
- "Oldenburg • Friedrich August Cross, II class, on combatant's ribbon (Friedrich August-Kreuz, 2. Klasse, am Kämpferband), 1914-1918". Medal-medaille.com. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Friedhelm Beyreiß: Der Hausorden und die tragbaren Ehrenzeichen des Großherzogtum Oldenburg 1813-1918, Militair-Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt 1997, ISBN 3-931533-31-X