|Transcription of the Letter from the Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1920, supplied by Christine Weiss|
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
24th May 1920
From my own personal knowledge I can say that the kindness and hospitality shown to our men while abroad was very warmly appreciated not only by the men themselves but by their relatives at home. The sacrifices made by the friends of New Zealand's soldiers, their many kindnesses, and wholesale generosity did much to comfort our men and alleviate the sufferings of those in hospitals or convalescent homes and help and cheer them on the road to recovery.
Many splendid organizations were founded in the interests of our soldiers for their entertainment and comfort. To these, as well as to the ladies and gentlemen who individually did so much in the same direction but who unfortunately it is impossible to separately mention, I desire to convey this message of appreciation and deep sense of gratitude for all they did on behalf of our men.