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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only they have enlarged the scope a great deal since. The courts martial officers now cover discipline entirely & the DAAG doesn't touch it any more.
I had one of my cases quashed the other day but I expected it but chanced it because there was no doubt of the man's guilt. There is one great safeguard about decisions of a court martial. They are reviewed by Brigade Division Corps & Army & in some cases by G.H.Q. and all but Brigades have experts on the work.
The case that I had quashed was tried under difficult circumstances. The court was held under a tarpaulin in a field and big "woolly bears" were bursting directly overhead with sickening crashes. Also the President was unskilled & uncontrollable as I have yet the power of a judge advocate & if the President does not wish to follow my advice he need not do so.
The Pentrelew cake duly arrived and was one of the very best. It was perfectly fresh & sweet & in good condition. I have to thank Mother for a letter and will do so personally very soon.
Love to all
Your affectionate brother
Arthur D. Crease
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.