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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.
HODGKINS, 2/Lieutenant Albert Edward ... ... ... ... ... R.F.A
Near WESTHOEK, l0th August, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when Forward Observing Officer. He remained with the most advanced infantry practically all day during an attack, and, although his wire was constantly cut, he personally renewed it under heavy fire, and got most valuable information through of impending counter-attacks.
The night before he had succeeded, under great difficulties, in establishing visual communication by lamp from battalion to group headquarters. His courage and ability were most marked.
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