Germany Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with swords : Lieutenant Klocke, 55th Regiment, German Army

Accession Number RELAWM09622.001
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Award
Physical description Gilded metal, Glass enamel
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany: Prussia
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with swords. A cross pattee convexed, enamelled white with a narrow black inset border, and a green laurel oak leaf wreath between the arms under the crossed swords. The obverse central medallion is a Prussian eagle on a white field and surrounded by a blue circle with the motto 'VOM FELS ZUM MEER'. The reverse medallion has a crown over the royal cypher and the date 'DEN 18 IANUAR 1851' on the blue circle. The suspender is a double sided loose, gilt crown that has a fixed bar suspender at the rear. A small piece of black tape is stitched to the bar.

History / Summary

Associated with Lieutenant (Reserves) Klocke, Company Commander, 7th Company, 58th Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment, German Army. His award was found at Dudgeon Wood in the Morcourt Valley on 8th August 1918 by 3738 Private James Eden, C Company, 13th Battalion AIF. Private Eden enlisted on 3 October 1917, served in France, and returned to Australia on 6 May 1919. The award is for military merit.