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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I am writing this in a front line trench which we have just taken from the Germans after a pretty wild time. I was not in the actual attack because in a way it was my turn to be left out but at the very start I got orders to go in at literally five minutes notice to take the place of a casualty so here I am.
The men interest themselves keenly in the souvenirs they find in the trenches. Officers belongings are of course most highly prized - German officers generally carry a very small vest pocket Browning - their helmets also are much sought after
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.