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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From there we find our way under shell & MG fire for many a weary mile of trench & utterly broken up ground, dying of thirst, very hungry & very shaken & unstrung, back to this place of rest were only occasional shells bother us.
On getting back we get hot tea, the first hot food for many days & something to eat & are then able to stretch ourselves out a luxurious full length it may be on wet muddy ground with only a coat on a ground sheet but still at full length & let us ourselves go to sleep.
Well that is already past & we are now preparing to clean up a very hot job wh others have failed in but it is quite poss. that we shall not be needed to attack.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.