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HONORS FOR BRITISH GENERALS

Distinguished yei'vice in t,k& field on the part of a calian-t officer sa£ fceoil recognised bv th 6 promotion of Lieutenant-gene, rfll Sir "Douglas Haig to the rank of General (jupwnumerary tocstahliabinent), Thi£ is what thfl Commander-in-Chief of th<i Jiritish forces had to say respeoting the on the Aisne, where cif Douglas bore himself with conspicuous gallantry : The action of tho Fltti Ooips on this <h.y under the direction and command of Sir Doueko Haig was of so skilful, bold, and derisive a character that he _ grate ed pofif.ion.s v;hirh alone have enabled m<* to maintain mv position for more than three weeks of very eevara fighting on the mrth baulc of the nver. . . . Sir Doug-las" Hai? was very hardly pressed, and had no teserv* in hand.' I nlaced tho cavalry .division at his disposal, part of which he jJaltuiiy uwd to prolong and secure tho le't flank of "the Guards Brigade. **>n>e heavy fighting- ensued, which resulted in the aiiemv being drivc-a back with heavy low. I cannot ppeak t<*> n.jifcr/ of the valuable sendees rendered by Sir Deuclae Haig and the army corpa under his command. Day after day and night after night tho *nercy'« iniantry b;rre been hurled against him in violent eonn.ter-ai.tack., which has never on any on* occasion, succeeded, whilst tho trenches all over his position have been under continuous heavy ertillory fire. Sir Douglas Haig is tho officers mentkmed*"' later as having " rendered valuable service." Other promotions made at the same tiroa are ; Major-general Edmund H, H. Alleriby, C.8., to bo temporary lieutenant-general, dated October 10, 1914. Major-general Henry F. M. Wilsc:, C.8., appointed Division Commander, to date from Ocwber 20. Colonel (temporary Brigadier Henry Da B. De Lisle, C.R., D.5.0.. u, he temporary maior-general. dated One ber 10, 1914: Lieatenant-colonel (temporary Colon--] John 8. Fowler. D;-5.0.. to bo tempo-.wy brigoidiex-gonetaij, j d«ted ■ October "6, -ifJJ4.

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HONORS FOR BRITISH GENERALS, Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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HONORS FOR BRITISH GENERALS Issue 15698, 12 January 1915

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