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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.
LAMBDIN, Lieut. John Reginald ... ... ~... 7/West Yorks (2/ Durham L.I.)
Near ST. QUENTIN WOOD. For marked gallantry and devotion to duty on the night of 17/18 September, 1918. He was sent to show the battalion guides the route to the assembly position. He took the party up and got shelled. Out of sixteen guides six came back, the remainder being killed. Although himself badly shaken, he returned to the battalion and, practically unaided, guided the companies into position. He then volunteered to take a message over ground swept by shell fire.
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