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Konteradmiral Walter Isendahl: Medal Bar ID

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Konteradmiral Walter Isendahl

Neck order (From top to bottom)
- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden II. Klasse mit Schwertern
- Komtur I. Klasse des Kgl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Ordens mit Schwertern
- Finn. Freiheitskreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern

Medal Bar : 13 medals
- 1914 EK II 
- Kgl. Preuß. Roter Adler-Orden IV. Klasse 
- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden III. Klasse 
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens 
- Hanseatenkreuz Hamburg
- Hanseatenkreuz Bremen ???
- k.u.k. Österr. Orden der Eisernen Krone III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration ???
- k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration ???
- Round medal, perhaps the Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 ??? (notice the clasp above it!)
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse ???
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897 ???
- China Denkmünze in Bronze or Kolonial Denkmünze ??? (he was in Tsingtau, China for three months in 1898) The ribbon above this medal has straight vertical lines, I took this photo with a phone so it doesn't show the lines, but I can see the lines when looking at this photo in the book.

- Cross shaped medal, perhaps the Kgl. Preuß. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz ???

Here is the full list of his awards from Rangliste 1914 and 1918:

- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1797-1897 (“Centenarmedaille”)
- Russischer St. Annen-Orden III. Klasse
- Russischer St. Stanislaus-Orden II. Klasse
- Kgl. Preuß. Roter Adler-Orden IV. Klasse
- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden III. Klasse
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens
- Komtur I. Klasse des Kgl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Ordens mit Schwertern
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse
- Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond
- Kgl. Preuß. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
- Hanseatenkreuz Hamburg

Presumably he also had:

- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer

- Finn. Freiheitskreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern (3rd medal around the neck)

- Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 (because he recieved the Finn. Freiheitskreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern, also I don't know if he's wearing on the photo)

- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden II. Klasse mit Schwertern (around the neck, first medal)

- Hanseatenkreuz Bremen (not listed in the 1918 Rangliste, but perhaps he recieved it after 1918, we can't check because he retired in 1920)

It seems he didn't mount the 2 Russian awards he had?

I can try and take a better photo from the book if needed.

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Here is what I can work out. I think he is char. Knteradmiral by the way.

Medal Bar : 13 medals
- 1914 EK II 
- Kgl. Preuß. Roter Adler-Orden IV. Klasse 
- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden III. Klasse 
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse
- Hanseatenkreuz Hamburg
- Hanseatenkreuz Bremen
- k.u.k. Österr. Orden der Eisernen Krone III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration
- k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration

- Round medal, perhaps the Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 ??? (notice the clasp above it!) but does the ribbon match?
- Cross shaped medal??? (unusual shape- maybe not long service cross, ribbon should be darker?)
- China Denkmünze in Bronze or Kolonial Denkmünze ???
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens 

 

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1 hour ago, Pierce F. said:

Here is what I can work out. I think he is char. Knteradmiral by the way.

Medal Bar : 13 medals
- 1914 EK II 
- Kgl. Preuß. Roter Adler-Orden IV. Klasse 
- Kgl. Preuß. Kronen-Orden III. Klasse 
- Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse
- Hanseatenkreuz Hamburg
- Hanseatenkreuz Bremen
- k.u.k. Österr. Orden der Eisernen Krone III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration
- k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration

- Round medal, perhaps the Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 ??? (notice the clasp above it!) but does the ribbon match?
- Cross shaped medal??? (unusual shape- maybe not long service cross, ribbon should be darker?)
- China Denkmünze in Bronze or Kolonial Denkmünze ???
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens 

 

- Round medal, perhaps the Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 ??? (notice the clasp above it!) but does the ribbon match?

Well, it has a clasp, and the ribbon colour of the Finn. Erinnerungsmedaille des Freiheitskrieg 1918 is black with light blue, so I think it matches? First photo below.

- Cross shaped medal??? (unusual shape- maybe not long service cross, ribbon should be darker?)
It is unusual he didn't mount the Long Service Cross, perhaps it is one of the Russian medals then?

- China Denkmünze in Bronze or Kolonial Denkmünze ???

I think THIS is the Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897, notice how bright the ribbon is (yellow as the Centenary Medal), and the medal is bright as well, gold as the Centenary Medal? Second photo below.

- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897

This could be either the China Denkmünze in Bronze or Kolonial Denkmünze, but looking at the ribbon there are all straight vertical lines as the Kolonial Medal has (unlike the China Medal which has a wider yellow stripe in the middle). And the medal is quite dark, bronze like the Colonial Medal? + he was eligible for the Colonial Medal I think as he was in China for a few months. Third photo below the Kolonial Medal.

I will take a better photo tomorrow with sunlight, until then please tell me what you think about these 4 medals (I agree the last one could be the RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens).

But after taking a better look at the ribbons and their medal, does the ribbon with the clasp correspond to the cross like medal? If yes, then the round medal left of the cross like medal isn't the Finnish Commemorative Medal.

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The last 3 medals are definitely:

- China Denkmünze in Bronze/Silber
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens 

The Russian Order was not mounted (I don't think) as Russia was he enemy by the time this bar was created.

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19 minutes ago, Pierce F. said:

The last 3 medals are definitely:

- China Denkmünze in Bronze/Silber
- Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897
- RK II. Klasse des Kgl. Sächs. Albrechts-Ordens 

The Russian Order was not mounted (I don't think) as Russia was he enemy by the time this bar was created.

So you think:

Number 1 is the China Denkmünze in Bronze/Silber

and Number is the Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897 ?

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7 hours ago, Kriegsmarine Großadmiral said:

So you think:

Number 1 is the China Denkmünze in Bronze/Silber

and Number is the Kgl. Preuß. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1897 ?

 

Yes. The China Medal may be Silver. If you can find out his involvement in that campaign you will have your answer.

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9 minutes ago, Pierce F. said:

Yes. The China Medal may be Silver. If you can find out his involvement in that campaign you will have your answer.

According to his bio he served as Watch-Officer on the Cruiser ‘Arcona’ (12 May 1896-18 Jun 1898) and that ship at the time was "ordered to serve as a guard ship in the port (Tsingtao in China).

I guess he should have been awarded the Bronze one because the version in Steel (or Silver) was awarded "to people contributing to the war effort at home and the sailors of the merchant fleet transporting the soldiers to China."

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