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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.
WILKINSON, 2/Lieutenant Arthur Buttle ... ... ... ... ... R.F.A.
VILLERS BRETTONNEUX, 31st April, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
He volunteered to go round the front line to obtain information which was urgently required. He had to crawl most of the way under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire, and succeeded in sending back most valuable information.