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ANDERSON, 2/Lieutenant Eric Edwin, 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.

ANDERSON, 2/Lieutenant Eric Edwin ... ... ... ... Irish Guards

BROOMBEKE, 9th October, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his platoon. He attacked a machine-gun position, capturing the two guns, and killed all the garrison. He was responsible for capturing two more machine guns at the first objective. He had previously carried out a very valuable reconnaissance.