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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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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879



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of the brigade have had more casualties in this relief time than they have had in the front line. The weather has been much better but the only makes the mud stickier that it is a common thing for a man to be helplessly stuck in the mud until friends can release him.

I found two boots left in the mud tonight & was quite unable to get them out. Even in this dug out there does not seem to be place one can put one's hand without picking up a lump of mud - Can you imagine the impossibility of finding any thing cleaner than ones hand to wipe it on.

Mud & rats, that is our life. This is not a cheerful letter but we are really not doing so badly - Sleep is a short ration for everyone - we ought to get some sleep at night & some more by day but for my O.C. Major JC Ross & for myself as his second in command this does not work out & yet I rarely feel sleepy & rarely sleep for

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.

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