I notice the effect of being awarded the Military Cross

TCD MS 10516 folio 53 verso

TCD MS 10516 folio 53 verso

[27th September 1916] wards were limited. I am amusing myself painting my boat; making sail, mast, yard, sheets, halyards to drive her before the wind. She is a light little craft and should provide many a pleasant evening.
I notice the effect of being awarded the Military Cross in different ways. Everyone treats you with more respect; is more inclined to be obliging. In going to Government supply departments, it is not necessary to indulge in a little mild Blarney or juggle with the honeyed word in order to get what one wants; they seem only too glad to help one.
This morning at 3 a.m. I was roused by a shout from the Adjutant to be ready to move at 6.30 a.m. I had to get out of bed to see things made ready. Nobody knew what was in