Medal & Mortality index
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.
University of London Officers Training Corps index - former cadet.
MILITARY CROSS WITH BAR.
AINSWORTH, Capt. George William, 1st Bn., N. Lan. R. ? For conspicuous gallantry and initiative at Sequehart on 2nd-3rd October 1918, in command of the leading company. Despite heavy machine gun fire on both flanks, he succeeded in carrying out his task until the advance was held up, when he consolidated his position, forming a defensive flank. Next day he again maintained touch as the attack proceeded, and in a hostile counter-attack near Sequehart, he personally took one officer and twenty -one other ranks prisoners. — Gazettes, 8 March 1919 and 4 October 1919.
Bar. For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership during the forcing of the Sambre-Oise Canal on 4th November 1918, and subsequently. He organised and led attacks on strong points, and having dealt with them moved his company forward under heavy fire to the objective. — Gazettes, 2 April and 10 December 1919.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.
The following officers have been mentioned in Despatches for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty : —
AINSWORTH, Capt. George William, N. Lan. R.
Ainsworth, Capt. (A/Maj.) George William, N. Lan. R. * F. 1915 to March 1919 ; wounded three times : M.C. with bar ; mentioned in despatches.