(In the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration awarded for distinguished active service on land, instituted in 1914 (originally for officers).
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- Born in the 1880s, he served with distinction in the First World War, being awarded the Military Cross, and after the First World War founded his own pottery in Stoke-on-Trent.
- His family has a strong Army tradition - his grandfather was awarded the Military Cross in the Second World War and his great grandfather received the same medal in the First World War.
- He was awarded the Military Cross after fearlessly walking into no-man's-land between the opposing troops to comfort wounded and dying soldiers.