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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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Lydd. June 30, '16.

Dear Lindley.

You are as ever a good correspondent. I have had 4 letters from you though none other from Pentrelew & only one from Ince.

Letters mean a good deal just now. I presume I have to thank you for Land & Water & Punch - both most acceptable.

If military life means all kinds of discomfort we are getting it now - it only remains to be under fire but that is a good big remainder. The ground here even more than at Otterpool throbs continuously with the great bombardment.

The howitzers fired here about 2 miles off on the practice grounds & wh are I suppose 6 in weapons make less actually concussion though more noise than the big guns at the front. - This is a better camp than Otterpool because it is not on clay - There is shingle under about 2 in of mud but it is astonishing how much mess 2 in of mud can make when it rains every day & it is continuously churned up. There are 12 of us here looking after the greater part of the bn known as the first draft. Our hours are strenuous - we get up at from 1:30 am to 2:30 am

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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