6th October 1917 Saturday
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Congratulatory notes continued to arrive for Douglas and on this Saturday an article appeared in the Scotsman newspaper. A note from Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John Gordon Rees was among those received.
“My Dear Page,
I have just heard that you have won the Military Cross. Bravo! My cordial Congratulations for this well merited distinction.
Colonel Rees was a regular soldier, a cavalry officer of the 13th Hussars, attached to the R.W.F. who served throughout the duration of the war.
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