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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of delight from the men when they heard the news - My best address is 29th Bn Canadian Army Post Office. All the chaps about here including headquarters are very cordial. We live by companies entirely. Company messes - companies in the trenches - I have the honour and misfortune to be president and secretary of our company mess but will probably manage to get hold of the ropes in time - My platoon sergeant is a Harrow boy with a wife and 3 children - +a fine fellow in every way who has been through everything. These chaps here all refuse to wear the gold stripes for wounds that you see so frequently in England. By the way on the march over Corpl Jno Greig looking very fat and well - looked me up for it happened that we halted opposite his Supply Park.
I also saw Bill Rochfort at another point. This is all for tonight.
Best love to mother and Susy and Zeffie.
I hear of everybody's holidays but ours - This wont do & is not wise and you know it - I can't thank you enough for all you are doing for Nell and the kids and for me. It is a load off my mind. Your loving brother
+Gillespie - K. in A. - Pozieres
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.