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.
ATKINSON, Lieut. Edward Arthur ... ... North Irish Horse (5th Cyclist Bn.)
LE BURGUE, 22nd August to 1st September, 1918; especially on 23rd August, 1918.
For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership during the advance. When the left flank of a battalion was severely threatened, realising the situation, he, of his own initiative, led forward three Lewis gun teams under heavy fire and brought them into action, nullifying the attempts of the enemy, and enabling the battalion to hold its position.
2827 ATKINSON, Edward Arthur ... 2nd Lieut. 12/ 2/15 Lieut. ( Resigned Re-enlisted in 4/London, Killed in Action 4/11/18)