The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

AUGUST 1918

APPENDIX 9

COPY.

SPECIAL ORDER.

By LIEUTENANT - GENERAL SIR AUTHUR CURRIE, K.C.B., K.C.M.G.
Commanding Canadian Corps.

BATTLE OF AMIENS.
VISITS AND MESSAGES OF CONGRATULATION.

After the conclusion of the first operations of the Canadian Corps during the Battle of AMIENS, personal visits of congratulation were paid by:-

The following Telegrams were received:-

From Field Marshal H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught and Strathorn, K.G., K.T., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., G.B.E.,-

"My warmest congratulations on splendid part taken by Canadians in great and successful Anglo-French advance. Deeply sympathize with Royal Highlanders at loss of the gallant and capable Commanding Officer."

From the Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Borden, prime Minister of CANADA:-

"Pray accept and convey to the Forces under your command my very warm congratulations upon the splendid success which crowned the recent attack by the Canadian Corps. This glorious achievement will inspire Canadian people with renewed confidence in that decisive triumph which alone can ensure and honourable and durable peace."

From the Hon. N.W. ROWELL:-

"Hearty congratulations on magnificent work of Canadians. We know the Canadians would do it when they got the chance."

From the Hon. A.E. KEMP:-

"My heartiest congratulations to yourself, the Corps, and other attached Canadian Units, including Calvary and Motor Machine Gun Brigades, on the greatest success in the history of the Canadian Forces. Canadian have more than maintained their past splendid record, and Canada will be prouder than ever of them and their glorious achievements."

From Major-General Sir S.C.M. WEBURN:-

"Warmest congratulations on your brilliant success. A steady flow of reinforcements from Canada will support you in your efforts."

From Lieut-Col. The Hon C.C. BALLANTYNE:-

"Very proud of magnificent success in recent advance achieved by Canada's splendid Corps under your able command. Heartiest congratulations to yourself and all ranks."

From General Sir H.C.O. PLUMER, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., A.D.C.,

"Hearty congratulations on your great success today."

From Major-General P. de B. RADCLIFFE, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O.

"Warmest congratulations on the great feat of arms accomplished. The Old Corps has beaten its own brilliant record. How I wish I was still with you."

TELEGRAMS WERE ALSO RECEIVED FROM:-

LETTERS OF CONGRATULATION WERE RECEIVED FROM:-

(sgd)
G.F. FARMER
Brig-General
D.A. & Q.M.G. Canadian Corps

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