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WOOD, 2/Lieutenant Sydney George 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.

WOOD, 2/Lieutenant Sydney George ... ... 7/Northumberland Fusiliers (R.E.)

LANGEMARCKE, 24th October and 4th November, 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of all visual stations and power buzzer and wireless stations between brigane headquarters and battalions. Though several times affected by gas, he set a splendid example under heavy shelling, and maintained communication in the forward area.