Special Order 51 Highland Division 19 April 1918



Major-General G.T.C. Carter-Campbell, D.S.O.

Commanding 51st (Highland) Division


Friday 19th April 1918.


The following congratulatory message has been received by the G.O.C., from Lieut-General Sir R.C.B. HAKING, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., Commanding XIth Corps –


“I wish to place on record the fine performances of the 51st Division during the recent fighting and to thank all the Officers, Non-commissioned Officers and men under your command for the splendid fighting qualities they have displayed when being attacked by greatly superior forces.


I am anxious that all ranks should appreciate the fact that though the Division has lost heavily during the last few days, it has saved the situation on our front, and by its stubborn resistance has gained time for reinforcements to arrive and restore the battle. I had the great pleasure this afternoon of describing what you have all done to the Field Marshal Commanding-in-Chief, and he has directed me to thank you in his name, for the successful manner in which you stopped the enemy’s advance and to congratulate you on your splendid fighting powers.”


The above will be communicated to all ranks.


J.L. Waston

Lieut. Colonel,

A.A. & Q.M.G.

51st (Highland) Division.

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