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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when one looks back but here we are - The 29th Bn has once more covered itself with glory & several of our officers have been recommended for high distinction.
The newer officers have not much chance these occasions principally because they are rarely given work except under a senior officer who of course being the real leader is entitled to the credit for the work.
Otherwise Joe wd probably come in for something but his O.C. who did marvellously well & is entitled to first consideration will probably get a D.S.O. Talking of decorations I saw a Jap in the P.P.C.L.I. with three including the Legion of Honour - Those Japs are splendid looking men - fighters every inch. It may interest you to hear something of my part in the work. Our Bn was attacking and was ordered to take a certain bench & three small parties were to go through & establish outposts. Three officers in our Co. commanded the 3 outpost parties - Joe's Co. attacked on the left & [illegible]
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.