Civil Decoration 1914- 1918
Decoration Civique 1914- 1918 ( Croix)
For award to civilians and non-combatants who served there
country with distinction during the war.
Initially established 18th May 1915 as the "Civil Decoration 1914 -
1915" later revised to the "Civil Decoration 1914 - 1918". The award
had five classes resulting in two crosses, gold and silver, and
three medals, gold, silver and bronze.
The Crosses: A white enamelled bath cross with crossed
swords between the arms, the central medallion bears the King Albert
"A" monogram both obverse and reverse, the first class cross with
gold finish - the second with silver. The crosses have a date bar
(in a matching finish) "1914 - 1918"
Ribbon: pale green with red, yellow and black edge stripes and a
central gold embroidered stripe.