F.W.3 Preussen Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse

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Alexander Betzhold
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F.W.3 Preussen Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse

Post by Alexander Betzhold » 12 Aug 2021 15:49

Guten tag,

In the Rang und Quartier-Liste der Königlich Preußischen Armee für 1894, Roßarzt Robert Reff, had the F.W.3 Ehrenzeichen or distintion.

I have 2 questions about it:

1) I understand that medaille was for 9 years of active service, so if he was Roßarzt since january 1894, Unter-Roßarzt since 1891 to 1893 (3 years), Militair-Roßarzt Eleve since 1887 to 1890 (3.5 years)....he was soldier in service from 1885 (19 years old, born 1866)??

2) the picture attachment is the correct image of F.W.3 ?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 12 Aug 2021 17:57

Alexander,

as a volunteer, it would not be unusual for Herr Reff to enter service as a 18 or 19 year old. He would have served somewhere in the region of between six months and a year before attending the Lehrschmiede for another six months. He could also possibly have returned to his original regiment for a while depending on the date of his Lehrschmiede course and the beginning of his Roßarztschule training. And yes, that is the correct symbol for the F.W.3. or Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse.

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Post by Alexander Betzhold » 12 Aug 2021 19:31

Thank you for the explanation!!
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Post by Hans1906 » 13 Aug 2021 13:10

Perhaps interesting for some readers here in the forum.

Dienstauszeichnung 3.Klasse Schnalle 1825 https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deuts ... -1825.html


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Re: F.W.3 Preussen Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse

Post by Alexander Betzhold » 13 Aug 2021 14:35

Danke Hans!!

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