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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.
WHEELER, Capt. William Robert ... ... ... ... .. 22/London
N. of PERONNE, 30th August to 6th September, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and ability during the advance. He skilfully led his company through heavy artillery and machine-gun fire to the final objective. Later, during a further attack, when temporarily held up, he took hold of two companies and led them with the utmost determination, in spite of strong opposition.