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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!

    WALLWORK, Lieut. John Wilson 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.

    WALLWORK, Lieut. John Wilson ... ... ... ... ... R.A.F.

    LENS, PONT D. VENDIN, 6th March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During recent operations he participated in many offensive low-flying and bombing attacks, and carried them out with great courage and determination. From very low altitudes he bombed enemy troops and transport, inflicting heavy casualties. He caused while on offensive patrol more than one enemy machine to crash, and brought down others out of control. He set a magnificent example of courage and skill.