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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.
LEITH, Lieut. George Hector ... ... ... 18/Machine Gun Corps
FORET DE MORMAL, 4th November, 1918. During the attack he handled his section of machine guns with great courage and skill under heavy machine-gun fire, enabling them to select positions of great value, from whence they were able to inflict heavy casualties on the enemy, as well as to neutralise the enemy's fire, and materially assisted the advance of the infantry. He has consistently done good work.