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WELLBORNE, 2/Lieutenant Harry Harold Gordon 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.

WELLBORNE, 2/Lieutenant Harry Harold Gordon ... ... ... ... R.A.S.C.

HAVRINCOURT, 21st to 24th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a convoy delivering supplies to two brigades. He conducted each wagon to the battery lines, and afterwards brought back the wagons under heavy shell fire to the company lines. By his coolness and control of his convoy he ensured the delivery of rations under very trying circumstances. Three days later, without guides and under heavy shell fire, he managed to find each battery and the headquarters of each brigade, and gave them information to enable them to draw rations. It was entirely owing to his persistent efforts that the artillery were able to obtain rations on that day.


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