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Finding out why a Military Cross was awarded


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My Grandfather, Albert Sydney Bostock, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Essex regiment was awarded a Military Cross. There is mention in the Gazette 4325 of 02/04/1919. However I would really like to find out exactly how and why he received it. I have been to the National Archives but couldn't find the answer. Can anyone help me on this?

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2nd Lt. Albert Sydney Bostock, 6th Bn.

Essex R. (T.F.), attd. 10th Bn.

In the attack on Mormal Forest on the

4th November. 1918, he gallantly led the

leading platoon forward under heavy fire

and .cleared the enemy so that the battalion

could advance. (Shortly after this the company

commander was wounded, and he

assumed command of the company, and

commanded them admirably at a trying

time.

L/Gaz 9/12/1919 p.15318

Ken

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http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/31680/supplements/15318

2nd Lt. Albert Sydney Bostock, 6thBn. Essex R. (T.F.), attd. 10thBn. In the attack on Mormal Forest on the 4th November, 1918, he gallantly led the leading platoon forward under heavy fire and cleared the enemysothatthebattalioncouldadvance. Shortly after this, the company commander was wounded, and he assumed command of the company, and commanded them admirably at a trying time.

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