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.
Voss, 2/Lieutenant Gordon Philips ... ... ... ... ... Tank Corps
Awarded 1st January, 1917.
BAR TO M.C.
YPRES, 3ist July, 1917. He went forward with the attacking infantry to act as guide to the tanks. He rendered valuable service under heavy machine-gun fire to a tank which was put out of action. Though slightly wounded he continued his work, and under heavy fire helped three tanks back to their positions after the attack. His coolness and example under fire had a great effect on his men.