Letter from Lieutenant-General K. W. Moreland to X Corps, No. 852, 10 September 1917
It is difficult for me adequately to express to you my gratitude for the splendid work of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Battalions, 3rd New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade and the 11 Anzac Corps Cyclists in burying cable on my Corps front during the last three weeks. Their achievement in digging over 13,000 yards of cable trench, laying the cable, and banking it up from three to four feet is an extraordinary one; the keenness that they displayed is universally admired, and their skill is acknowledged to be an example to any troops. Will you please tell these gallant men how much, while I deplore the casualties they suffered, I appreciate both their valuable work and their soldierly spirit.
(sd.) K. W. Moreland,
Commanding Xth Corps.
H. O. Xth Corps,10th September, 1917.