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Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks

Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879

 

 

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is to see that our men know what to do in case of emergency. Each battalion has its band & they take it in turns to play at dinner as well as at other times. I have a horror of loud music at meals & consider an admission of inferiority of intellect to allow it to take the place of conversation but seem to like it when the music is creditable.

We are a very representative lot, the troops coming from Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, St John & containing French Canadians, Doukhobors, heavy artillery, aviators, and medical corps. They are some very nice fellows among them & some congenial spirits & many who have already served in this war. I will leave off here for the present add a line when we reach shore so that you may know where we are stationed.

My thoughts are perpetually with you all.

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.

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