The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

NOVEMBER 1917


SPECIAL ORDER
By LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR ARTHUR W. CURRIE, K.C.M.G., C.B.,
Commanding Canadian Corps.

27th October, 1917.

The Corps Commander has much pleasure in communicating the following to all concerned:-

From GENERAL SIR H.S. HORNE, Commanding, First Army, to Lieutenant-General SIR ARTHUR W. CURRIE, K.C.M.G., C.B., Commanding, Canadian Corps.-

"As the Canadian Corps is now leaving my Command, I wish to express to you my warmest appreciation of the good work done by your troops during the time that they served in the First Army.

You have had a great and glorious year. The discipline, good spirit and soldierlike qualities displayed by all ranks have enabled you to carry out to completion each task which you have been called upon to undertake.

The importance of successful operations elsewhere calls for your presence and co-operation. I am confident that the same fine fighting spirit which has been shown by all ranks during the Operations against the VIMY RIDGE and in the LENS Area, will again be apparent, and I look forward with confidence to your further success. I am very sorry that you are leaving my Command, but I hope to welcome you back later on."

(Dated 25th October, 1917.)

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