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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.
ALLEN, 2/Lieutenant Henry Cecil ... ... ... ... ... R.F.A.
BEAUCOURT, 13th November, 1916. He displayed great courage and determination in laying and repairing a line under heavy fire.