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Annesley, Capt. Francis Dighton M.C.  Croix de Guerre (Belgian)

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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.

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Annesley, Capt. Francis Dighton, R.A.M.C. : Guy's Hospital * F. August 14 to March 19 ; India March 19 : M.C. ; Croix de Guerre (Belgian).

ANNESLEY, Capt. Francis Dighton, R.A.M.C. ? For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. When a report was brought to headquarters of a brigade that the cookhouse of the battery had been struck, and that there were many killed and wounded men inside, he immediately left his aid post and went forward to see what assistance he could give. Whilst going up, a shell struck the remaining portion of the cookhouse, partially burying the occupants. He personally assisted in extricating the men, dressed their wounds on the spot under heavy shell fire, and got them away safely to the dressing station. His promptness and courage were undoubtedly the means of saving several lives. — Gazette, 16 September 1918.

Croix de Guerre.
ANNESLEY, Capt. Francis Dighton, R.A.M.C {S.R.).— Gazette, 12 July 1918.