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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there for about 36 hours in rain & mud & suffering agony he was picked up by the OC post (who will get a military X) & his first words were "Did you get my pigeons?"). The boy is still alive & will probably save the sight of an eye.
As a report was imperative the O.C. post sent back his scout Barker in daylight. This man had already been wounded but not severely. He got back through our new front line to the next line wh. was in a deep chalk pit. Just on the brink he was shot again + dropped a considerable depth to the bottom. He picked himself up + reported to the O.C. this line + offered him a cigar out of the box wh. he had taken from a German + hung on to all the way
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.