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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.
GILLESPIE, Lieut. Thomas Leslie ... ... ... ... ... 4/Worcester
E. of BAILLEUL, 1st September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership.
When his company, which had been ordered to move up and fill a gap between two corps, was held up by machine-gun fire, he went for%vard and by personal reconnaissance located enemy machine guns, and turned his Lewis guns on to them with great effect, thus clearing the way for his company. The success of the advance was largely due to his fine courage and personal example.
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