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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.
WALLWORK, Lieut. John Wilson ... ... ... ... ... R.A.F.
LENS, PONT D. VENDIN, 6th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he participated in many offensive low-flying and bombing attacks, and carried them out with great courage and determination. From very low altitudes he bombed enemy troops and transport, inflicting heavy casualties. He caused while on offensive patrol more than one enemy machine to crash, and brought down others out of control. He set a magnificent example of courage and skill.
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