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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.
ANDREWS, 2/Lieutenant Lionel Raymond ... ... ... 5(4)Royal Lancaster
GIVENCHY, 9th April, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
Finding that a strong party of the enemy had occupied an artillery observation post in rear of the support line, this officer took two men and bombed them out, inflicting casualties and taking prisoners. Then, finding that his company headquarters were over-run by the enemy, he organised a party of bombers and cleared them out, too. His initiative and leadership were of great value.