[14th September 1916] I cannot do better do better than quote the Order of the day in explanation of the effects of this contest.
Head Quarters 15th Indian Division
Order of the Day
To all who took part in the action of As Sahilan last Monday I offer my thanks and congratulation.
Every individual from Brigadier to Araby played his part well and the result was most satisfactory. I specially commend the smooth working of the Staff, the efficiency of the technical arms, the steadiness and gallantry of the fighting men, the devotion of the medical establishment and the stout-heartedness of the followers.
To hold off ever-increasing swarms of well armed and courageous tribesmen until the destruction of As Sahilan was