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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The news of Rumania coming in is great. We ought soon to cut the Constantinople Rlway wh. wd. be a really heavy blow to Germany. It may possibly mean the collapse of Austria before winter - This part of France has some fine forests & chateaux but it is hardly likely that there will be opportunity to do any exploring.
Certainly after an ordinary days work there is no inclination - what I have had has been mere child's play compared with what is coming but if I am spared for the next few weeks there should be a good chance of getting through - my very inexperience may save me for I am not fit to be trusted with really important work.
The GOC this Division is said to be an excellent man & it is likely that he will do his best to make a mark with this Divn wh. is a seasoned one - I see little of the other 88th officers in this Bn except Andrews who is in our Co. for the Cos are as separate in their work as different ships - By the way a Victoria boy called Braithwaite is my batman
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.