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K. u. K Reserve-Leutnant Wagner: his medals?

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

This sketch was done in 1917 by the brilliant young Austrian artist Egon Schiele, and hangs in the Military Museum in Vienna.

Reproductions are long out of copyright. Apart from it being an artistic masterpiece by a genius who died young (Schiele's life was cut short at the end of the War by the Spanish influenza epidemic), the sketch shows Leutnant der Reserve Heinrich Wagner wearing two Kaiserlich und Königlich medals - 1353220680_EgonSchiele-Portrait-scetchofSecondLieutenantHeinrichWagner-(MeisterDrucke-607656).jpg.38d9486f459771ff7a5b36eb26e05858.jpgthe first with crossed swords: both with similar ribbons.

Could a Great War Forum aficionado please identify the medals?

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Michael Lowrey

The left one appears to be the Militär-Verdienstmedaille aka the Signum Laudis.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Michael,

Thanks for that!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

I have found the first one!

Kindest regards,

Kim.220px-Signum_laudis_KuK_136494072.jpg.038aba6ed208d4770462892e10ac45a0.jpg

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