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WRIGHT, 2/Lieutenant George Edward 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.

WRIGHT, 2/Lieutenant George Edward ... ... ... ... ... R.A.S.C.

ERVILLERS, 23rd March, 1918. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in maintaining his guns in action and in keeping up the supply of ammunition under very trying conditions. On two occasions he returned to old evacuated positions and salved ammunition in order to keep the battery supplied. Later, it was due to his great energy and cheerful example that six guns and stores were saved, and that his men, though worn out with fatigue, so ably performed their duties.