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 I do get next leave I shall be at Carleton for Christmas which would be delightful if only for the chance of going to Church with friends. Yesterday I had a splendid ride of about 25 miles to the largest town hereabout.
I am immensely refreshed by this holiday for I was getting horribly stale for want of air and exercise - It was very pleasant to see some good buildings & good shops & have a civilized bath & a well served meal. The town is shelled every week with a few shells but is little damaged.
It turned out to be a fine day though the day before had given us snow and sleet. I am afraid we shall lose our O.C. soon; it will be a great loss to the Bn & a great personal loss to myself. In fact it will make a great difference to me for I know what he had in view.
Thank Fowkes for a fine love letter written in his happiest vein.
Your affect brother
Arthur D Crease
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.