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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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effect - The bullets travel forward with great velocity while the case may drop to earth almost below the bursting point.

Our scouts bring us in most interesting intelligence - As to its character of course I can say nothing but it gives us interesting light upon the enemy manner of military life. A curious escape was recorded here the other day -

An engineer had the rim of his helmet turned down & slightly down into his nose by a German shell which passed him & buried in the ground without bursting - the man was quite unhurt & unshaken.

The 103rd & 11 CMR men who have been drafted into use are a poor lot as to physique - Nearly all the sick come from them & not from the men who have been enduring so long.

Many thanks indeed for your many & interesting letters.

To my surprise Max Scott walked in the other night as Artillery Liaison Offr & the next night it was young Monteith - Tell Fowkes the 20 prs of sox & the bootlaces have arrd & been distributed - They are the best ever.

I must write Mrs Germason? psnlly

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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