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WHINNEY, Charles Toller M.C.

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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.

WHINNEY, Charles Toller ... ... ... ... ... 11/Middlesex

N. of MEDVYEJA-GORA. For marked gallantry and good leadership. On the night 15/16 May, 1919, during operations which led up to the capture of a position, he was in charge of the advanced guard of two platoons sent out to exploit the success already obtained. Encountering an enemy armoured train he so manoeuvred his men that they got within rifle-bombing range of it and forced it to withdraw. On the i2th June, S. of MEDVYEJA-GORA, he secured the left flank of the attack, and handled his platoon with the skill he invariably displayed.