Liakat Medal

Liyakat Madalyasi

Liakat Medal

This medal was issued in 1890 and it was the basic military decoration of the late Ottoman Empire, although it could be to civilians as well. It came in both gold and silver classes, suspended from a red ribbon with narrow green side stripes. On the front side of the medal there was a Turkish coat of arms with the Sultan’s "tugra" above it and on the back side there was the inscription "Medal of Merit Specially for Those Who Have Shown Loyalty and Bravery" and the date 1308 (1890), the date of the founding of the medal. Awards given during the World War had a ribbon clasp of crossed sabers with the year 1333 (1915).

CommanderDate  Command
Kptlt. Arnauld de la Perière, Lothar von   U 35

Oblt. Dönitz, Karl3 Sep 1918  UB 68

Oblt. Heimburg, Heino von2 Jan 1916  

Oblt. Kümpel, Otto3 Jul 1918  UC 37

Kptlt. Marschall, Wilhelm1 Jan 1918  

Oblt. Schrader, Otto von   
Kptlt. Schultze, Otto   

LSL. Trapp, Georg Ritter von1916 or so  k.u.k. U14

Kptlt. Valentiner, Max3 Jan 1917  U 38

Oblt. Weichold, Eberhard3 Jul 1918  UC 22

10 officers decorated with Liakat Medal (Liyakat Madalyasi) located.

Note: This listing is still being compiled and some recipients might be missing.

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