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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.
IRVING, Capt. George Gray Hammond ... ... ... 9/Rifle Brigade
ACHIET-LE-GRAND. 21st to 25th August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made a personal reconnaissance of the outpost line under heavy machine-gun fire, and returned with information of great importance. During five days' operations he was untiring in his efforts to arrange food, water and ammunition supplies, and by his masterly grip of the situation rendered invaluable service.