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.
ASBURY, Capt. Charles Henry, M.G. Corps (Lt. S. Staff. R.) : B.Sc, East London College*M.C.
ASBURY, 2ND Lt. (Temp. Lt.) Charles Henry, S. Staff. R. (S.R.), attd. M.G. Corps. ? For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He handled his machine guns with great skill, silencing a hostile machine gun and inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. He set a splendid example to his men. — Gazette, 26 May 1917.