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Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks


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spectacular & not at all likely to be mentioned in the papers was rather more difficult on that account.

We have all gone through un-speakable horrors in the last few days but in my own case my nerves are steadier than before & except that I am tired I am none the worse. Best of all I have apparently won the regard of my men who seem glad to see me when I talk to them. Today I found that our old C.S.M. in the sea & another of our Sergts in No. 3 Co. had joined my present Co. as privates - We also have A.S. Innes' son & young Fleming of Foul Bay Road & several other that I know.

You can't imagine how I miss my platoon Sergt Gillespie the Harrow boy - as fine a chap as ever stepped - he leaves a widow & three children. The papers of yesterday & today will tell you something of what we have been doing & of the wonderful armoured cars which walk right over a machine gun