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VERNON, 2/Lieutenant Cyril Harker M.C.

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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.

VERNON, 2/Lieutenant Cyril Harker ... ... ... ... ... 4/Welch

RAILWAY WOOD, 10th May, 1917. In spite of being subjected to very heavy fire he succeeded in destroying an enemy barricade. He was very severely wounded.