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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know whether you ever want to write to him but if so you have to address it to British Commissioner in Russia, Foreign Office, Whitehall, London, S.W.1. We cannot help feeling anxious about his safety. He always says the disorders and anarchy in R are sure to get worse before they are better.
Wats & I are doing a few more laborious works in the garden & cut heaps off the sweet chestnut on the lawn yesterday. When it gets too high it spoils the group by encroaching too much on the fir hiding its nice red trunk. Two years ago I did some drastic sawing while Jack gave instructions from the ground, this time Wats did the climbing & I stuck to terra firma!
I am sorry to say Jack is at this moment very bad into a bout of rheumatism & can only get about on crutches. I hope it is not going to be a big setback for on the whole he was getting on pretty well.
Len has been trying to get exchanged for home service but cannot manage it. Doctors are to much wanted out there & now that the age for them is raised to 55 for foreign service he cannot get an exchange.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.