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W.T. Massey - How Jerusalem Was Won. Allenby's Campaign in Palestine

18. The Commander-in-Chief desires that his thanks and
appreciation of their services be conveyed to all officers and

men of the force which he has the honour to command.

G. DAWNAY, B.G.G.S.,

for Major-General, Chief of the General Staff, E.E.F.

X

The men of units forming the XXth Corps were deeply gratified to receive this commendation from their
gallant Corps Commander:

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY

BY

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR PHILIP W. CHETWODE, BT.,
K.C.M.G., C.B., D.S.O., commanding XXth Corps

HEADQUARTERS, XXTH CORPS,
13th December 1917.

Now that the efforts of General Sir E.H.H. Allenby's
Army have been crowned by the capture of Jerusalem, I

wish to express to all ranks, services, and departments of the

XXth Army Corps my personal thanks and my admiration

for the soldierly qualities they have displayed.

I have served as a regimental officer in two campaigns,
and no one knows better than I do what the shortness of

food, the fatigue of operating among high mountains, and

the cold and wet has meant to the fighting troops. But in

spite of it all, and at the moment when the weather was

at its worst, they responded to my call and drove the

enemy in one rush through his last defences and beyond

Jerusalem.

A fine performance, and I am intensely proud of having
had the honour of commanding such a body of men.

I wish to give special praise to the Divisional Ammunition
Columns, Divisional Trains A.S.C., Supply Services, Mechanical

Transport personnel, Camel Transport personnel, and to

the Royal Army Medical Corps and all services whose continuous

labour, day and night, almost without rest, alone

enabled the fighting troops to do what they did.

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY

 

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