I think this is a War service medal, it says, if my meagre German is ok "For service in War" , not sure about the "F" unless it stands for Ferdinand
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An on line translator states that the inscription says, "For services in the war"
I would think the 'F" stands for Frederick.
Wait for others to post, I may be wrong.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
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It's a 1914 Friedrich Cross 2nd Class. There were two types, the green and red ribbon for combatants and the green and white ribbon which was for non com's.
The Cross was created by Duke Friedrich II of Anhalt on 12 December 1914 for officers, military officials, non-commissioned officers and other ranks, as well as other persons, without regard for rank or status, who showed particular excellence in the theatre of war or exemplary conduct on the home front in support of the war. The cross is quite rare.
'Fur verdienst im kriege' means 'For merit in war'.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
Told you my German was'nt up to much and it was Friedrich i was thinking off DOH
I think these are rather uncommon.........
Thank you for sharing your information on this medal. Big Ned, your prompt encyclopedic response is much appreciated!