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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Holding support or reserve trenches if they are anything like decently made while exceeding wearing to the nerves does not as a rule entail many casualties.
An incident or two out of the thousand may be worth trying to record now.
With our advanced post a pigeon man was sent as it wd probably be impossible to get a runner back. This boy (called Turner) was wounded early in the charge. However he managed to crawl with his pigeons about 150 yards until he nearly reached his post. He was wounded again in the head wh blinded & disabled him. After lying out there
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.