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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.
GIBBS, Capt. Lawrence Henry ... ... ... 10/Lancashire Fusiliers
GOUZEAUCOURT, 9th September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
This officer led his men through a heavy gas bombardment and reached the objective, driving the enemy out, killing two with his revolver. His company was then counterattacked from the flank, but the attack was repulsed, with the loss of twenty-two prisoners. He set a splendid example throughout the day's fighting, constantly exposing himself and encouraging his men.
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