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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some times & never in the trenches.
The sketch of a dugout which I sent Nell was done at Scottishwood a famous place in the famous salient.
The tree indicated behind the dugout (or really bomb proof) was cut off by a shell so cleanly that the top fell straight down. Four officers were killed I believe in this dugout & whole neighbourhood is terribly battle scarred. The fighting seems to have passed backwards & forwards over this ground since the early days of the war & it is still warmly shelled.
By the way address me as of my present Battn [illegible] Canadians BEF c/o Army P.O. London & tell everyone else so - the Land & Water &Punch find me at irregular intervals but are eagerly read when they arrive .
If you get L&W for 18 Aug you will see an article A Night in the Salient wh. accurately describes part of our life in the front line - that phase is past. Much love to Mother, Susy + Zeffie. Kind remembrances to Fowkes, Pomeroy, Miss Gore & the others.
Your loving brother
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.