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1914 IRON CROSSES 1st AND 2nd CLASS – DOCUMENTS & DECORATIONS

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$550.00

This is a most interesting mini group that consists of three backdated documents for the 1914 Iron Cross. The man involved was named Julius Lelonge. He served in Jäger-Bataillon Nr 10 during WW I. He originally was awarded the EK 1 on 30 June 1918. The three documents are all dated April or May 1937. They either are backdated, or served as replacements for his original citation. Lelonge was born in 1898, and was serving with Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr 10 in 1937. Two of the documents are signed by his Bataillon Commander and bear the unit’s stamp. The third document comes from Berlin. Also, another document, dated 6 June 1916, awards Lelonge the Iron Cross 2nd Class. It sports the Armee-Korps to which Lelonge’s Bataillon was attached commanding general’s typewritten name. The general’s name was Kosch. Included are the actual Iron Crosses. The 1st Class is a true issued cross as it is hallmarked “KO” on the reverse. The 2nd Class has a correct period ribbon that shows great age. It is a wonderful group.


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This is a most interesting mini group that consists of three backdated documents for the 1914 Iron Cross. The man involved was named Julius Lelonge. He served in Jäger-Bataillon Nr 10 during WW I. He originally was awarded the EK 1 on 30 June 1918. The three documents are all dated April or May 1937. They either are backdated, or served as replacements for his original citation. Lelonge was born in 1898, and was serving with Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr 10 in 1937. Two of the documents are signed by his Bataillon Commander and bear the unit’s stamp. The third document comes from Berlin. Also, another document, dated 6 June 1916, awards Lelonge the Iron Cross 2nd Class. It sports the Armee-Korps to which Lelonge’s Bataillon was attached commanding general’s typewritten name. The general’s name was Kosch. Included are the actual Iron Crosses. The 1st Class is a true issued cross as it is hallmarked “KO” on the reverse. The 2nd Class has a correct period ribbon that shows great age. It is a wonderful group.