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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!

    UMBERS, Lieut. John Ludford 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.

    UMBERS, Lieut. John Ludford ... ... ... 4/Northumberland Fusiliers

    Near ASIAGO, 15th June, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an enemy attack. He was responsible for obtaining much valuable information concerning the enemy's movements throughout the day under heavy shell fire, and thus enabled the various situations to be dealt with rapidly and successfully. He did valuable service.