War Cross Medal
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- Medal was instituted on 30 November 1916.
- Medal is awarded to military personnel and civilians for acts of bravery and deeds performed in wartime.
- The statute was supplemented in 1946 and 1971, so there are three types of the medal.
- Medal is awarded in four degrees: I degree (gold cross and laurel branch on a ribbon); II degree (gold cross on a ribbon); III degree (silver cross on a ribbon) and IV degree (bronze cross on a ribbon).