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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.
WINSHIP, Lieut. Ernest Roland ... ... ... ... ... 8/Middlesex
Near CROISILLES, 24th to 3Oth August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During several day's operations he carried out valuable reconnaissances and obtained information which contributed materially to the success of the advance, and enabled dispositions to be made to meet an enemy counter-attack. He showed great skill and resource.
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