LIPPE-DETMOLD – WAR MEDAL OF HONOR – 1915 – (Kriegs-Ehrenmedaille)
Octagonal gilt bronze medal, on laterally-pierced ball suspension
- The face with the War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) has the cypher of Prince Leopold IV and and a high relief wreath
- The reverse inscribed ‘TREU BEWÄHRT / IN / SCHWERER ZEIT’ (Loyalty proven n difficult times) and dated ‘1915’, all within a beaded border
- With correct white with edged narrow red and yellow stripes NON Combatants ribbon for meritorious service in the homeland
The Medal was instituted by Prince Leopold IV on 25 October 1915 to be awarded to Men, women and young women who, in enemy territory or at home, through loyal work in an official or voluntary capacity, have shown notable merit in public welfare, particularly in the care of sick and wounded soldiers or in other work for the Red Cross, and thus earned the expression of our recognition.
In all, 459 awards were made for merit in the face of the enemy and 1,249 for merit in the homeland. It was discontinued in 1921