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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.
WALTON, 2/Lieutenant Sydney ... ... ... ... ... 3/Durham L.I.
Near HEUDECOURT, 21st March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion during a counter-attack when acting as adjutant to the battalion. On the objective being gained he organised bombing parties, cleared the trench of the enemy, and reorganised the line. Later, after the battalion had been driven out of a position, he rallied the men in his vicinity, and led them in a successful counter-attack on the lost ground.