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    London 1918, the Armistice and Gallantry research

    Search the historical London street directory, and London pub history site including early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London. This search engine is not brilliant, try address searches in the main google search to get better results. Searches on people names do appear to work, I think. Let me know!

    Milsom, Lieutenant Maurice Gregory M.C.

    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.

    London Gazette 28th May 1915

    Maurice Gregory Milsom to become temporary 2nd Lieutenant

    Edinburgh Gazette 30 July 1917

    Temp 2nd Lieutenant Maurice Gregory Milsom, R Fus :
    For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of a platoon he showed the greatest gallantry in leading bombing attacks during which he took many prisoners and drove strong parties of the enemy out of our trenches with heavy loss. His courage and dash had a wonderful effect upon his men.

    Lieut. | Milsom, M.G. | 26. 7.17 | Military Cross