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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.
TARRANT, 2/Lieutenant Henry Geoffrey Nelson ... ... ... 6/Royal Berks
Near MIRAUMONT TRENCH, 17th February, 1917. He pushed home the attack with such determination that, in spite of weak numbers, he succeeded in capturing 70 prisoners. He finally got in touch with the unit on his left, and consolidated the position he had gained.
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