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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As you know I took no active part though I was called up before the end of the show.
If there were time & writing were easier you should receive reams of description but not yet; there is too much else to do.
casualties were decidedly light - you can't imagine how some of the old [illegible] of this who endured are enjoying handing it back to Fritz now. No German was bayonetted this time so far as I know. Grenades of various kinds are very effective.
Love to all
Yr loving brother
Quote from German document
The Canadians are known to be good troops and are therefore well suited for assaulting. There are no deserters to be found amongst the Canadians.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.