Wilhelm Ernst War Cross

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Wilhelm Ernst War Cross
Wilhelm-Ernst-Kriegskreuz
Wilhelm-Ernst Kriegskreuz 1915 Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach.jpg
Wilhelm Ernst War Cross
Awarded by Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Type Military decoration
Statistics
Established 10 June 1915
Total awarded 366[1]

The Wilhelm Ernst War Cross (German: Wilhelm-Ernst-Kriegskreuz) was a military decoration of the Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Established by William Ernest, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach on 10 June 1915, it was awarded to recognize military valor during World War I.[2] Individuals awarded the Wilhelm Ernst War Cross had to be recipients of the Iron Cross, 1st class, and were members of 5 Thüringischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 94 also known as the Grand Duke of Saxony's Regiment. The cross was also to be awarded to citizens of the grand duchy serving in other units.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swords to the Orders and Medals of Saxe-Weimar during the First World War". Medalnet.net. 4 March 2004. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "ODM of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach: Wilhelm Ernst War Cross". Medals.org.uk. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wilhelm Ernst Kriegskreuz" (in German). Ehrenzeichen-orden.de. Retrieved 15 May 2013.