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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.
AINGE, 2/Lieutenant David Alfred Lloyd ... Att. 2/Royal Welch Fusiliers (S. Reserve)
LES BOEUFS, SAILLY SAILLISEL, 1st September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and
resource in controlling his company during a determined counter-attack after his company commander had been wounded. He personally held an advanced post with a few men and a Lewis gun, beating off several efforts of the enemy to force a way round his exposed flank. He stuck to his post until dark, and, having collected the rest of his company, established a good line of defence.