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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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to you alone. It is clear to those of us who have considered the matter carefully that we new officers who being more or less green are being attached to a seasoned battalion will have to do all the dirty and dangerous work because we can be best spared. Well I am not complaining because it is only right that the better men should be kept for the more important jobs. But you see what I mean. I can't expect to escape unscathed for more than a week or two at most. It seems most likely that my fate will have been decided before you get this letter. I have practically nothing to add to what I have said in the way of parting wishes & I am most anxious to avoid saying anything which could possibly pain anybody afterwards. The things that are most in my mind might do that so they must be left unsaid.

One thing above all others I am grateful for and that is the difference that Mother has had upon my life - may she be rewarded. While I know I have done many things I should not have done I thank God that largely through that influence I

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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