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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.
KEEP, 2/Lieutenant Alan Ralph ... ... ... ... ... 3/ Royal West Surrey
OVILLERS, 27th July and 13th August, 1916. For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He kept his battery continually in action day and night under heavy shell fire, thereby materially assisting the infantry to capture enemy trenches.
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