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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.
JONES, 2/Lieutenant Reginald Lucas ... ... ... ... ... 9/London
Near WESTHOEK, 16th August, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on several occasions in hand-to-hand fighting. On one occasion he cleared a tunnel dug-out with a Lewis gun, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy.