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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.
WOMACK, 2/Lieutenant Bertie ... ... ... ... ... 6/Royal West Surrey
E. of MORLANCOURT, 22/23 August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.
This officer, under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire, laid a tape within 100 yards of the front line to enable battalion to get direciion in moving off for the attack. On several occasions during the operation he operated in front of our advanced posts, and enabled the infantry to destroy the machine-gun posts before casualties could be inflicted on us. At MAUREPAS, 29th August, he pushed out in front of the leading wave, and by careful observation directed the men safely through a barrage.