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Letter from Major-General W. P. Braithwaite to the Commander, New Zealand Cyclist Battalion, 31 July 1918

62nd (W.R.) Divn. 31st July, 1918.

XXII. Corps "G."

I have the honour to bring to the notice of the Corps Commander the services of the Cyclist Battalion, Corps Troops XXII. Army Corps, under the command of Major C. H. Evans, D.S.O., which have been attached to the Division under my command during the recent operations. Nothing could have been better than the fighting qualities displayed by, or the valour and endurance of, all ranks not only during the action of 23rd July, but throughout the subsequent fighting.

I desire also to bring to the notice of the Corps Commander, the services of the Corps Mounted Troops, under Lieut.-Colonel Hindhaugh, who did valuable service throughout the time they were attached to the Division under my command. The men shewed enterprise and bravery while working in a country difficult for Cavalry. The patrols were boldly handled and sent back useful and accurate information.

(sgd.) W. P. Braithwaite,

Commanding 62nd (West Riding) Division.