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Fragment with awards.

 

Your help with identification is much appreciated as well as any comments on this priest. Was it common for priests to receive such awards?

 

1. Ordinul “Coroana României” în grad de Cavaler (1881-1932).

2.

3. Medalia “Avântul Ţării”.

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Fragment with awards. Your help with identification is much appreciated as well as any comments on this priest. Was it common for priests to receive such awards?

1. Ordinul “Coroana României” în grad de Cavaler (1881-1932).

2.

3. Medalia “Avântul Ţării”.

4.

 

Yes, it was pretty common for priests to have awards, but they didn't get the awards for free, they must have done something to earn their awards.

 

1. yes, it is the model for civilians (no swords, different ribbon), Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 1245/ 10.V.1881.

2. Medalia „Răsplata muncii pentru construcții școlare” Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 2050/ 1.V.1923, three classes

3. yes, Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 6247/ 7.XI.1913, no classes.

4. Medalia „Răsplata muncei pentru biserică”, Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 293/ 13.I.1907, three classes.

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Thanks a lot, Mircea for identifying two awards! Could you please give me a link to read more about those decorations? This is my first portrait with those awards.

 

I have the info from a series of books (see images attached) I bought a few months ago, they cover the period 1860-2010. The books don't go in a great detail about the awards, just a photo, name and the year they were introduced.

 

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Thanks a lot, Mircea for identifying two awards! Could you please give me a link to read more about those decorations? This is my first portrait with those awards.

 

Some photos here:

 

2. Medalia „Răsplata muncii pentru construcții școlare” Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 2050/ 1.V.1923, three classes.

http://forum.transylvanian-numismatics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1712&sid=8e636072f051338c0a225a3f13d3a961

 

4. Medalia „Răsplata muncei pentru biserică”, Decret Regal (Royal Decree) nr. 293/ 13.I.1907, three classes.

http://forum.transylvanian-numismatics.com/viewtopic.php?t=3910

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Backside of the photo. Could you please provide full translation? :thank_you2:

 

????? O. Brânză/ Parohia Albești, jud. Botoșani/ 1880 iunie 6/ Mort în 1950* iunie 13, ora 11 noaptea.

????? O. Brânză/ Albești parish, Botoșani county, 1880 June 6/ Died in 1950* June 13, 11 o'clock at night.

 

* on the back it is written 1850 but I think it is 1950 (someone modified the 9 in an 8), it makes more sense, he was born in 1880 and died in 1950, also the photo is taken around late 20's begin 30's when he was around 45, 55 years old.

 

Albești, jud. Boroșani on google maps - http://maps.google.ro/maps?hl=ro&cp=17&gs_id=3h&xhr=t&q=albe%C8%99ti++boto%C8%99ani&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1502&bih=655&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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In this close-up, on the priest's sleeves we can see three stripes, as far as I know that stands for the rank of ”Căpitan” (captain). In my opinion the photo is taken during WW2 somewhere on the front.

 

Thanks for comment, Mircea! Could you please explain how priest could have military rank?

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Thanks for comment, Mircea! Could you please explain how priest could have military rank?

Every unit had a military priest integrated, there was a Military Priest Corps that recruited priests in the Army and dispatched them to the units.

You can ”read” (with Google translate) here an article about the subject, if needed I can translate some parts for you: http://www.historia.ro/exclusiv_web/general/articol/preotii-militari-romani-cruciada-contra-bolsevismului?

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The priest is probably a WW1 veteran because he wears the Medalia „Crucea comemorativă a Războiului 1916-1919” Decret Regal nr. 4690/ 6.XI.1919. with three battle clasps. The two officers wear the M1931 uniform with the M1930 cap. The soldiers are equipped with the French Lebel M.1886/15 rifle and bayonet, this rifles entered service in Romanian Army in 1917 and stayed in service with some 3rd line troops until 1941 - 42.

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