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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any more ground we shall have freed the railway to Paris.
We have moved twice today but at this present moment are in a good chateau with glass in the windows and with clean walls in the best rooms. In this room the woodwork is of inlaid mahogany and the paper is a plain green strip. It is true the floor is unsafe and the table on which I am writing is a washstand covered in dirty oilcloths out of a servant's bedroom. I am sleeping in a bunk but so is the D.A.A.G. On the whole I prefer it. You should see Scharff who used to be in the 88th & is now Baths Officer. His face was eaten up with bedbugs.
Next morning. The news is still splendid. Casualties lighter than expected. The battlefields being cleared of wounded in a wonderfully complete & speedy manner. Number of prisoners swelling fast.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.