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.
Ashdown, Maj. (A/Lt. Col.) Charles Frederick, Norf. R. : King's College ? F. : M.C. ; mentioned in despatches.
MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES.
The following officers have been mentioned in Despatches for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty : —
ASHDOWN, Temp. Capt. Charles Frederick, Norf. R. (S. Bn.) ? Haig's Despatch of 30 April 1916.
ASHDOWN, Temp. Capt. Charles Frederick, Norf. R. ? For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his company with great courage and initiative. He sent in most valuable reports throughout the operations. He has previously done fine work. — Gazette, 25 November 1916.