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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notwithstanding a warm fight. Also my evidence was complete. The only reason for acquittal was the fact that the officer was not on duty. He had served through two campaigns without any previous stain & the circumstances gave some moral if not military excuse.
The General who was President was very nice to all & took me to lunch at his private mess. I there found Major Porteous. That evening on our way back to the Bn we stopped at an estaminet for a meal & who should join us but Major Burde M.C. once Mayor of Port Alberni & Capt. Stanley Okell. They are both in Joe Fall's original Bn - Burde has an important trench line in front of Lens named after him. I have heard no more of Joe Fall. He seems a bit of a disappointment but I may not have the truth or at all events the whole truth
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.