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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every private knows his job -
Each one knows his work better than I do know because today was the first day I have been on the training ground, my work lying elsewhere.
You know we use pigeons for carrying messages in battle & it is obvious that to make them home properly they should only be fed at the place to which they are to home, hence the point of this story. A pigeon expert was lecturing & said "the most important thing to remember is that the pigeon must not be fed at both ends"!!
Another - A Division was making an attack - all wires were cut as is usual - no messages had come through for hours & H.Q. was in
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.