Re: Inquiry re medal from Austrian army & Samuel Leiser Wien #general
Yes, it would seem that he was given the medal, and apparently so
were all the hundreds of thousands of soldiers in the k&k army at the
time. Looking at the exemplar that you cited, there is no
personalized inscription of any kind, which is not surprising,
considering the numbers that were probably awarded.
I believe conscription was usually at the age of 21, and compulsory
service was 2 or 3 years, so if your date of birth is correct, he
would have received it after his service. (indeed, according to
<http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=584>, "It was
awarded on this solid red ribbon to all members of the armed forces
and Gendarmes who served under his reign >from 2 December 1848 until 2
Lviv was part of Galicia at the time (it has since belonged to
Poland, USSR, and Ukraine), which although it was part of the
austro-hungarian empire, had somewhat more restrictive laws regarding
jews, and many migrated to Hungary.
....... tom klein, toronto
Barrie Karp <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:snip.........