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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!

    WINSHIP, Lieut. Ernest Roland 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.

    WINSHIP, Lieut. Ernest Roland ... ... ... ... ... 8/Middlesex

    Near CROISILLES, 24th to 3Oth August, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During several day's operations he carried out valuable reconnaissances and obtained information which contributed materially to the success of the advance, and enabled dispositions to be made to meet an enemy counter-attack. He showed great skill and resource.