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My Dear Douglas,
Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your well won D.S.O. No one has deserved it more.
Next to the V.C. it is the most prized of honours. In your case it is a most fitting reward for long and brilliant good service
in battle. May you live long to wear it.
Yours most sincerely,
Lt. Col. D.G. Marks D.S.O., M.C.,
C.O. 13th Battalion,
Australian Imperial Forces.