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.
THOMPSON, Capt. George Kenneth ... ... ... 5/East Lancashire (9/Yorks)
ROE DU Bois, on night of 31st December, 1915, and 1st January, 1916. For conspicuous gallantry and ability. Although hampered by searchlights and Verey lights, he led, with great dash and determination, a successful attack on the enemy trenches.
BAR TO M.C.
CONTALMAISON, 10th July, 1916. For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led the first line in the attack with great dash, and though wounded stuck to his duty and continued to do fine work until midnight, when he was ordered back with a message. He was then sent to hospital.