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.
VERNON, 2/Lieutenant Cyril Harker ... ... ... ... ... 4/Welch
RAILWAY WOOD, 10th May, 1917. In spite of being subjected to very heavy fire he succeeded in destroying an enemy barricade. He was very severely wounded.