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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.
ALLBURY, 2/Lieutenant William ... ... ... ... i8/Durham L.I.
W. of VIEUX-BERQUIN, 27th August, 1918. This officer showed great skill and determination in leading his men during an attack, over unknown ground, under heavy machine-gun fire, to an objective which was very oblique to the front of the assembly position, and was not defined by any particular feature. He accomplished his task with great success, capturing a machine gun and its whole detachment. While selecting the line for consolidation he moved about, under very heavy fire, encouraging and steadying the men by his resolute behaviour.