This is an award document and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class for a man attached to Ulanen-Regiment Nr 10. The award was to a Rittmeister Baerecke of that regiment. The document is dated 18 April 1916. The document was issued by the VIII. Armee’s Oberkommando. A rubber stamp for that unit appears in the lower left corner. In the lower right corner, we see that it was signed by an VIII. Armee Staff Adjutant/Oberleutnant.
The 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class that accompanies the document is of the “issued” variety. It is flat. It sports the “KO” on the reverse, hallmarked under the catch. The Iron Cross’s condition is quite pleasing, overall.