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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My dear brother
The enclosed news paper illustration means a great deal to me. It represents one of the most stirring moments in a stirring life.
After the C.O. has given all information to the O.C. Cos & details they in turn have a solemn talk with their subordinate officers & then each platoon commander gathers his men round him (just before going in) & tells them what the Bn is going to try & do, what part the Co will play & again the task allotted to the platoon and how in turn each proposes to carry out it's orders.
It is the moment for the personal influence of the officer to be
I am now 2nd in command but don't know whether I can hold the job. Love to all. I have a parcel & letter from mother. Yr affect bror Arthur
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.