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.
Anscombe, Capt. Allen Wells, R.W. Fus. : B.Sc, University College * F. March 1916 to February 1917 (wounded) : M.C.
ANSCOMBE, Temp. Capt. Allen Wells, Unattd. List (T.F.), attached. R. Welsh Fus. ? For conspicuous gallantry in action. He assisted to rescue several wounded men under very heavy fire. Later, he took charge of a patrol and established communication under most trying conditions. He has at all times set a fine example of courage and determination. — Gazette, 3 March 1917.