Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig
Pays Tribute to Newfoundland’s Gallant Sons
The Soldiers of Newfoundland have won the highest
praise which a Son of Britain can ever earn.
The Glory of it can never fade. The First of July when our heroes fought
and fell, will stand for ever as the proudest day in the history of the
( No. 330. Telegram, received 9th July,
To Governor, Newfoundland:
Newfoundland may well feel proud of her sons. The
heroism and devotion to duty they displayed on 1st July has
never been surpassed. Please convey my deep sympathy and that of the whole
of our armies in France in the loss of the brave officers and men who have
fallen for the Empire, and our admiration of their heroic conduct. Their
efforts contributed to our success, and their example will live.
DOUGLAS HAIG, F.M.
Source: The Daily News, July 10, 1916