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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In the Field
My dear brother
I thought I was going to spend Christmas at Carleton but that dream has been shattered by Charlie Pooley who has a prior right but said he was not going to exercise it - So now if everything runs smoothly Twelfth night should see me crossing the Channel. It will be pleasant to get the taste of mud out of one's mouth. One does get to taste it all the time at intervals you know but it really means that one's stomach has gone wrong. When we leave the trenches this time we shall go as far back as we ever go.
That is not far but the wearing of steel helmets is dispensed with & gas respirators may be worn slung instead of like a bib of a most uncomfortable pattern. When the wind is
I feel most frightfully mean when I hear of the large proportions of profit that you are place to my credit. From 100 N.Y. that must be halved at least - yr loving brother Arthur.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.