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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 William James ... ... ... 3/Royal Welch Fusiliers
PILCKEM, 3ist July, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his company officer was wounded he took command, rallied his men, and kept them well in hand under very heavy fire, and showed a splendid example of steadiness throughout.
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