Meaning of Military Cross in English:

Military Cross

(also MC)

noun

  • (in the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration awarded for distinguished active service on land, instituted in 1914 (originally for officers).

    ‘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.’
    • ‘By the end of the war he had been awarded the DSO, the Military Cross, an MID, the 1914 Star and the British War and Victory medals.’
    • ‘At some point he was awarded the Military Cross.’
    • ‘In October he was awarded the Military Cross for bravery.’
    • ‘The duke served in the Coldstream Guards, being awarded the Military Cross for bravery in 1944.’
    • ‘He returned to France in August 1918 and was awarded the Military Cross in October for bravery.’
    • ‘Obviously we are very proud Darren is being awarded the Military Cross.’
    • ‘He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in the days following D-Day.’
    • ‘For his courage, Lt Norbury was awarded an immediate Military Cross on the battlefield.’
    • ‘One aspect of his life he rarely chose to talk about was the Military Cross he was awarded in 1945.’
    • ‘He was awarded an immediate Military Cross for bravery in recovering the wounded under fire.’
    • ‘He was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in treating casualties under fire in the desert.’
    • ‘He was awarded the Military Cross in Italy for attending many casualties under heavy fire.’
    • ‘Dempsey served on the Western Front and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery.’
    • ‘Though Barker did not receive credit for his possible victories as an aerial gunner, he was awarded the Military Cross for protecting his pilot and plane during a critical mission.’
    • ‘He saw early action in North Africa, where he was awarded a Military Cross and bar.’
    • ‘The youngest squaddie to win the Military Cross was yesterday decorated by the Queen.’
    • ‘The Military Cross is a most fitting award for such an exemplary performance.’