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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You will realize of course that we were under the heaviest kind on shell fire all the time. That messages had to be written by the shaded light of a torch with the greatest difficulty & cd only be carried with greatest difficulty to H.Q. Well we got through that awful night & next day. My senior officer who had been able to get some rest in a deep dugout returned to duty a new man. We put in that day but were relieved the next night.
The relief is most anxious work. The new troops come in & crowd the already crowded trench. Hours of shelling elapse then comes the order to move & we get the men, by then in a frazzled condition, out to Bn HQ
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.