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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.
WIGHT, 2/Lieutenant Lauder Lylestone ... ... ... ... 1/East Surrey
MORVAL, 25th September, 1916. He handled his company with great courage and determination. Later, although very severely wounded, he remained at his post.
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