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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.
WHEATE, Lieut. Thomas Ernest ... ... ... 190th Brigade R.F.A.
HEESTERT, 25/26 October, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations when attached with half a section to an infantry battalion. The initiative he displayed was of the highest order, and his courage in handling his guns, and the superb way in which he brought them into action, with utter disregard to his own personal safety, was most praiseworthy.
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