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 days later
I believe this is Friday 29 Sept. We are back again in camp having returned from the frontline about midnight & I find that having been reported killed my effects have been sent in to the Base as dead man's effects.
As a matter of fact not even my clothes were touched but it was bloodiest business I ever wished to see.
After making every inquiry I have decided not to cable as the official notification of my death has been cancelled & a cable under such circumstances might cause unnecessary alarm. I don't think I can write anymore about this business now except to say
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.