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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.
WALTERS, 2/Lieutenant Sydney Evelyn ... ... ... ... 9/Tank Corps
Near MORMAL FOREST, 4th November, 1918. During the action he reconnoitred and taped routes through most difficult country prior to the attack. In the attack he led his tanks with great coolness and judgment through heavy shelling up to their jumping-off place, and ensured their starting at zero in complete touch with their infantry. Throughout he displayed complete disregard of personal danger and devotion to duty.
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