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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able to develope this though of course my circle of acquaintances is enormously increased. I can see that we have got to know people in the East which means knowing people who are known politically.
Eric Armour of Bristol & Armour is here with us working on the legal aid. He comes from Corps. By the way did I ever mention that my immediate boss the DAAG (a) Lt Col D.W.B Spry comes from Barrie & knew the Charles Creases? He has behaved very well to me & has always shewn me much considerations. For after all I am an anomaly. For all official purposes (including pay) I am only a captain in the 29th Bn. I am not even officially attached to Division. I get no staff pay & as you know there is no possibility of promotion. On the 4th Jan when a vacancy will occur in the 29th Bn I shall become eligible for a majority owing to the unfortunately serious wound of my best friend in the Bn, Major W.W. Maclean.
Poor chap if he ever recovers it will be a long time hence for he is making very bad weather of it in a London hospital now. I wrote Nell about my return home & she will probably see you about it.
Ever your affectionate brother
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.