Special Fortress Order was issued as under:
“His Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief cannot express his gratitude too warmly to all served under his command who have given him such splendid support in helping to arrange accommodation for their comrades who are returning wounded from the Dardanelles. He knows the strain has been excessive but the result has been beyond all expectations. So far all demands from the front have been met; there has not been hitch, nor has there been the slightest friction. It has been a labour of love, and all may rest assured their efforts will never be forgotten by those for whom they have given their best”.