Honours and Awards for Rescue of Wounded (1918)
Instructions Regarding Recommendations for Honours and Awards, Military Secretary's Branch, General Headquarters, 1918
47. (i.) No one other than those whose duty it is to care for the wounded will be rewarded for their rescue.
(ii.) Cases of the nature of the following may, however, be submitted for immediate reward:—
(a) Rescuing men buried in trenches.
(b) Bringing wounded men back from a raid, thus preventing the enemy from obtaining information.
(c) Any act specially ordered by an officer to help stretcher bearers in their duties.
(iii.) The objects in view in thus restricting recommendations are:—
(a) To ensure that the rescue of the wounded shall not be allowed to interfere with the employment of every available man for the operations in course of execution.
(b) To avoid unnecessary loss of life.
(c) To discourage attempts to win honours for the sake of the honours themselves.