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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My dear brother
I am a front line soldier again for this tour at all events but after a rather luxurious fashion.
Our H.Q. is in an absolutely safe place and of a very commodious German pattern.
Outside is another matter & on arriving my companion & I almost got the longed for leave to England through the agency of a particularly vicious shell splinter. This a very interesting front of a type rather new to me.
Our Colonel has just been given a brigade over the heads of many senior
The enclosed maple leaf comes from an avenue of little trees planted on one of the great battle fields of the 1st year (Lorette Spur) to commemorate the first exploits of the force.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.