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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.
WILLETT, 2/Lieutenant Francis William ... ... ... ... ... 4/Leicester
FONTAINE-LE-CROISELLES, 3rd May, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry in an attack, when, although wounded, he maintained a forward position with a Lewis gun team all day, and until all the team had become casualties. Before withdrawing he buried the gun,
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