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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If you see a wonderfully good publication called Canadian War Pictorial and will look at the last page of the first number you will see a picture called "Battalion Headquarters". That was the HQ of our Bn when the front line was at St. Eloi - it looks peaceful & pleasant but it was severely shelled and while I was there we had some fatal casualties at that spot. If you saw the surrounding country you would hardly believe that such a pleasant looking place could exist. That sketch of a sandbag dugout that I sent you was of our Co. H.Q. & reserve when Bn H.Q. was at this spot. I am going to have these serials sent out to Ince for preservation for they will be of interest to those who survive.
My leave is again drawing near, in fact as things are today I am the next but the pendulum keeps swinging backwards & forwards leaving one in great uncertainty.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.