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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.
JAMES, 2/Lieutenant Lawrence Edward ... ... ... ... 7/London
S.E. of YPRES, 20th September, 1917. When the advance of his company was held up by enfilade fire from a dug-out he quickly made up a party, and after hard fighting captured the position, accounting for eight of the enemy. His prompt action was invaluable to the battalion.