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ADAMS, 2/Lieutenant Thomas James , M.C.

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The Military Cross was instituted as a Decoration on December 28th, 1914, to reward Distinguished Services rendered by Officers of certain ranks in the army in time of war. Bars may be added for additional acts of gallantry. Since August 1st, 1918, it has, like the D.S.O., been awarded for "services in action" only.

ADAMS, 2/Lieutenant Thomas James ... ... ... 12/Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

S. of ARDICHY, 26th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
When some of the enemy gained an entrance into the trench he rushed forward at the head of his men and drove them out, personally killing an officer and several men with the bayonet. He did splendid work.


GULLEGHEM, October 15th, 1918. During the attack he showed great gallantry.
He led his platoon in the face of the heaviest enemy fire and showed great coolness and daring throughout the attack. In the village of Heule, when his company was held up by heavy enemy fire, he personally led an assaulting party, capturing thirteen of the enemy and himself inflicted many casualties upon the enemy. He set a fine example of courage and endurance.