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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we nearly had a collision on entering the harbour but both ships exercised great care in navigation great skill in averting the danger. We are now farther from the firing line than we have been since landing in England but more liable to be forwarded there at a moments notice. Joe and I are still together but Willie Langley has been sent on. We are still standing by for orders but today one of us Capt. Andrews got his marching orders. - I am thoroughly enjoying my introduction to French soil & picking up the language fast.
We are in what is known as a rest camp by way I suppose of relieving the congestion while they are finding out where we are wanted - Though living is somewhat expensive & the drain on our pockets is regular & continuous I think I can get along all right.
With much love ever your brother Arthur
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.