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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hear the boom and feel the throb of heavy artillery engaged at the front, for the front is nearer to us than London. Today is Sunday and early this morning three battalions formed up in hollow square for church parade. The fourth side was occupied by a small platform on which was a pile of drums. On this platform stood the chaplain & behind him was a band. And so the service went on with the skylarks & aeroplanes overhead as usual. The rest of the day was treated like any other day of the week except that we were under rather higher pressure than usual as an order has come out calling for a certain standard of musketry by Wednesday.
We have said goodbye to three of our officers who are going over to France. They are turned over to a Highland regiment that has been doing very well over there. Everybody has been very kind in sending me invitations especially all members of the Lindley family. I also heard from Marjorie Floyd
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 69 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Selected letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his mother, Sarah Crease, 1916 - 1918.