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.
WOODROW, 2/Lieutenant Arthur Blackford ... ... ... ... 11/Royal Sussex
Near YPRES, 25th to 27th October, 1917. He led his men in the attack on a strong point, which he cap ured with seven prisoners. Though severely wounded, he remained at duty for several hours, and sent excellent reports back to battalion headquarters.