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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evidence of prosperity. The shops are good and well stocked with goods from butchers meat to jewellery. It has a beautiful belfry the landmark of the countryside and possessing the most beautiful set of chimes I have ever heard. The impression left by the sound of those bells I expect to keep as long as I live.
We are in luxurious billets and are well treated by the people. Some of our staff going forward today met Belgians who had not yet seen British soldiers. Our prisoners & those of all the Allies are being turned loose and are coming in rapidly. I have not seen them yet but am told that many are sick and nearly all required medical attention. As the weather is very cold & frosty their condition will require every alleviation we can supply but as we are on the move we can only do our best
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.