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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.
WILLIAMS, 2/Lieutenant Harold ... .. ... ... ... 3/ Manchester
BULLECOURT, 12th May, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and initiative in pushing forward his posts, and making and consolidating two strong points under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire. He set a fine example of courage and skill.