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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c/o 30th Bn (Res) CEF
On returning to camp last night I found a fine budget of mail - Two letters from Nell, one from little Maud & one from Fowkes & one from you beside several English letters. As I say nearly every letter there is nothing anyone can do for their soldiers abroad equal to writing them letters.
The soldiers can get socks that are good enough for little or nothing but they can't buy home letters at any price. One good thing this war can do is to revive the art of letter writing. I myself have already had some delightful letters such as I could never have received in peace time & if it were possible to keep anything under these military conditions they would be worth keeping to hand down.
They have been written (some of them by people you do not even know) with such deep thoughtfulness & such courage & brightness of spirit.
Much love to all. Tell mother I thought of her particularly while going over Windsor
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.