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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.
WEEKS, Capt. William Edward ... ... ... ... 17/Royal Sussex
FORET DE LILLE, 18th October, 1918. When in command he showed initiative and skill in leading his company. He pushed forward and captured the village, setting a fine example of dash and determination to his men. Again, on aoth October, he made a reconnaissance of the bank of the RIVER SCHELDT under heavy fire, and sent back very valuable information.
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