The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

AUGUST 1918

APPENDIX 5

Congratulatory messages issued to R.C.R. Battn. from 9.8.18. to 16.8.18.

FOLLOWING FROM CORPS COMMANDER received by G.O.C.

Congratulate you on your success today which shows fighting qualities of the highest order. Divisional Commander especially wishes to congratulate 52ND Canadian Infantry Battalion on their DAMERY exploit and feels the greatest qualities of initiative and resource were shown by all ranks.

9-8-1918.


FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM 4TH ARMY COMMANDER Received.

Please convey to 3RD Canadian Division My warmest and sincerest congratulations on the capture of PARVILLERS and DAMERY today. It was a fine performance and their well earned success is most gratifying.


FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM DIVISIONAL COMMANDER:-

Would you please let your Command know that the Commander-in-Chief (Sir Douglas HAIG) called at Divisional Headquarters this afternoon to congratulate the Division. He said he especially wanted to congratulate our Division on account of the difficult tasks they had to carry out and so desired me to convey his appreciation to all ranks.

The G.O.C. 7TH Canadian Infantry Brigade wishes the following message promulgated to all ranks of the Brigade:-

At the close of the inspection this afternoon, M. CLEMENCEAU, the premier of FRANCE desired me to convey to you all his warmest appreciation of the splendid work that you have all done during the recent fighting, and of the most efficient manner in which you have co-operated with the FRENCH TROOPS on your Right Flank.

The Field Marshal, The Commander-in-Chief, asked me to say how well he considered the Division, the Brigade, had done. They had carried out everything that had been asked of them in the most thorough manner, and further, the March past, this afternoon, was quite as good as anything he had ever seen.

The Army Commander wishes me also to tell you how much he appreciated your work, and how well you looked today.

To the message of the Premier of FRANCE, the Commander-in-Chief, Sir Douglas HAIG, and the Army Commander, SIR HENRY RAWLINSON, I wish to add my heartfelt thanks to you all for the loyal and efficient manner in which you have carried out all that you have been asked to do.

I am particularly proud of your work at PARVILLERS, in which every unit bore its share in a right thorough manner.

I am immensely proud of the Old Brigade, and extend to you my warmest thanks.

(sgd) Hugh M. DYER, Brig. Gen.
Commanding 7TH Canadian Infantry Brigade.

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