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Friedrich-August Cross
Insignia of the order
Awarded foroutstanding service during the war
Presented by
the Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Eligibilityall persons of military or civilian status
Established24 September 1914

Ribbon of the order (military division)
Ribbon of the order (civil division)

The Friedrich-August Cross was a German decoration of the First World War. It was set up on 24 September 1914 by Frederick Augustus II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, with two classes, for (to quote its citation) "all persons of military or civilian status, who have shown outstanding service during the war itself".


The Friedrich-August-Kreuz is a black iron cross pattée with a laurel wreath between the arms. The obverse of the cross bears a circular central medallion with the initials FA. The crown of Oldenburg appears on the upper arm of the cross, with the lower arm bearing the date 1914. The reverse is plain.[1]


First Class

Second Class


  1. ^ "Oldenburg • Friedrich August Cross, II class, on combatant's ribbon (Friedrich August-Kreuz, 2. Klasse, am Kämpferband), 1914-1918". Medal-medaille.com. Retrieved 17 May 2013.