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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at this time of year trench boots to the knee are not necessary & in bad weather high gum boots are generally issued. I have however been fitted for a pair of high boots in England so that I can send for them if necessary. We all regard the future with equanimity if not cheerfulness though it has been carefully impressed on us that undue humanity toward the enemy is as much a mistake as undue zeal.
10 Aug 1916. We are in Rouen today. I hope that that is not a military secret which I ought not to disclose.
While enjoying something to eat this morning at Lady Isabelle Egerton's canteen here a clergyman offered to show us round the sights. Later on, after we had had a sorely needed bath & shave, we met him again & found that he was Canon Jocelyn Perkins who was doing YMCA
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.