Military Cross, George V medal with one bar (specimen).

This gallantry decoration was instituted on 31 December 1914 for captains, lieutenants and warrent officers in the Army (extended to majors in 1931 and to all ranks in 1993). A bar was awarded for each additional occasion an individual would have won the medal again.

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A silver cross with arms terminating in broad finials decorated with imperial crowns suspended by a loop to a plain suspension bar and white ribbon with broad central purple stripe. At the centre of the cross, the Royal cypher GRI (Geroge King and Emperor).

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