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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France 22 Aug 16
My dear brother
A budget of mail contained several letters from Ince and two from you including a charming sketch of Bare Island - it makes my heart ache to see the islands but it is pleasant pain - Thank you so much for taking the trouble - We are in billets far behind the firing line preparatory no doubt to another move.
One thing may be certain that when this battalion is sent to the front again it will be given stiff work to do for it has proved itself in 11 months continuous trench work - If Sam Hughes could read all the letters I have censored he might have a different opinion of himself.
However we now have Lee-Enfield rifles wh. will give the men more confidence and better heart - There is no doubt that they stand trench warfare much better. There was a howl of
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.