OUR TROOPS IN ACTION.
CONGRATULATIONS FROM HOME GOVERNMENT.
His Worship the Mayor of Akaroa received the following telegram from the Prime Minieter, Mr W F Massey, yesterday. At 8 p.m it was read in the presence of several hundred residents and the school children. The telegram read as follows :—
"His Excellency the Governor has telegraphed me that be has received the following telegram from the Secretary of State: His Majesty's Government desires me to offer you their warmest congratulations on the splendid gallantry /and magnificent achievement of your contingent in the successful progress of the operations at the Dardanelles "
The wire concluded:—
"I am making a public announcement from the steps of Parliament Buildings at 1230 teAay. and providing circumstances areHavourabla in your town, would suggest that similar course might be taken by you to make the information public this after noon in view of tbe importance of tbe occasion. ,.
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OUR TROOPS IN ACTION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3454, 30 April 1915