London history over 2000 years
Medal & Mortality index
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.
WHITE, 2/Lieutenant Thomas Herbert ... ... ... ... 7/East Lancashire
E. of KLEIN ZILLEBEKE, 24/25 September, 1917. While on patrol he encountered an enemy machine-gun post. With one man he immediately rushed the post, capturing the gun and its crew.
London pub history directory.