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
My Christmas parcels are arriving & fortunately too while we are in the trenches for that is when they do the most good. An excellent cake came from you today and yesterday a Pentrelew parcel - woollen scarf from Zeffie, a pair of badly needed insoles & some very fine figs + other things from Mother & I don't know what else from Susy - raisins, peppermints and a host of good things. It certainly pays to pack as well as these were packed for parcels get an awful knocking about.
After being told to put up my third star & fortunately not having done so, a despatch comes along from Division holding up my promotion on one of the blessed technicalities which always hold up these things. However this nothing to what happens in the British service
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 3 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.