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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It seems that there is some conflict between the military authorities here (W.D.) in England & in France about this draft of officers of which I am one.
There is some complaint that promotion is given to the new & untried while those who have had special experience & have even distinguished themselves. We have instance here. Twigg is second in command of a training co. of which McPhee D.S.O. is only a platoon commander - Low is given a company. Harold Notion another - our old adjt R. Ley is now adjt of the 30th. Harrison has been offered the 2nd in command of another battn.
Above I was talking of the 30th Reserve which is of course for the purpose of training drafts. The men detailed for 29th Bn are ordered to be ready to push off today but we don't know who is going with them.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.