General Gough who was in command of the 5th Army, inspected our remnant. He remained mounted and said: 'Well done, you did your best. I deplore your losses. I am sure you will all want to avenge their deaths so I am making you up with a large draft so that you can return and avenge your comrades.' A man in the rear shouted angrily: 'You're a bloody butcher'. He rode off taking no notice, but after that he became known in the 5th Army as 'Butcher Gough'.
Captain A. F. P. Christison, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, August 1917.
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