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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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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879



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the fairy tales that Army Chaplains write. There is a deep religious feeling latent in our soldiers & they can appreciate the right kind of padre. I have seen them flock round one such when they had many pleasant distractions within reach. Of one excellent man whom I met they tell a story. An order has just been issued calling for the putting down of gambling. He found himself in an officer's mess where they were playing roulette. They chaffed him as the only man who stayed out - "Padre, you ought to put something on the table." He pulled out the regulations & threw them on the table & smiled. So did they.

And now to bed. No, before I go there is one other thing which will require another page.

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 3 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.

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