Ribbon bar for three decorations : Lieutenant Klocke, 55th Infantry Regiment, German Army

Accession Number RELAWM09622.002
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Award
Place made Germany
Date made c 1917-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Ribbon bar for the Iron Cross Second Class, Lippe Cross for War Merit (Combatants), and House Order of Lippe with crossed swords device. The ribbon bar is pinned to a piece of ribbon for the Iron Cross.

History / Summary

Associated with Lieutenant (Reserves) Klocke, Company Commander, 7th Company, 58th Battalion, 55th Infantry Regiment, German Army. This ribbon bar 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.