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 going to waste a little precious ink upon you for the ink in my two fountain pens is all the ink there is in the trenches & we shall not be out for some days.
But the light is poor & my eyes are rather tired. I am afraid that they are at last feeling the strain a little though still excellent at long distance. Long hours of work under the best of office conditions are hard on the eyes so it is not surprising that 18 or 20 hours of work everyday by the light of a very poor guttering candle should have some effect in time. We have played in great luck as a Bn & notwithstanding all the activity around us have so far escaped all but the fringes of the storm. Can you imagine me acting as an Adjutant of a front line Bn in these stirring times for this time I am all the Adjutant there is. During the last tour I was out of the line
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.