Kevin A. Ryan (19 februarie 2006)|
the more correct name of your Bavarian State Award described on your site is in German:
Militar-Verdienstorden, 1866 - 1918*.
Military Service Cross, 1866 - 1918*.
which is a sub-catagory of:
the Militär-Verdienstkreuz des MVO(Militär-Verdienstorden)
Military-Service Cross of the Military Service Order
1866 - 1920.)
*With regards this order it gets a little confusing as there was a:
1st Form / type 1866 - 1905.
2nd Form / type 1905 - 1913.
3rd Form / type 1913 - 1918.
4th Form / type 1918 - 1920.
All Forms or types came in a I. II, III Class,
divided by Crown with Swords, with swords only.
And not least by the peace-time award of a Cross without Crown and Swords.
My information is taken from the book "Orden & Ehrenzeichen 1800-1945 by Jörg Nimmergut. (2005/6 edition.)
If you need more information please feel free to email me.
Kevin in Deva, Transylvania, Romania.