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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.
WILLS, 2/Lieutenant Arthur Reynolds ... ... ... ... 10/ Royal West Surrey
Near ZILLEBEKE, 6th August, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
Although wounded during heavy fighting and told by the Medical Officer to leave the line, he returned to the trenches and carried on with his duty, setting a splendid example to all ranks by his pluck and coolness.
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