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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However I can't expect any leave even for a day for about another 2 or 3 weeks unless I have to go over to France in which case I may get three days leave.
This is only what I expected when I left Victoria but others have been much disappointed.
As I am a musketry instructor as well as in charge of two platoons I may be here for several weeks yet. Where I say here I meant in this district for I expect to move to another camp where there are rifle ranges about Wednesday next.
There is a very strong belief in military circles that the war will be over in October & that is certainly will not survive another winter. There is also a strong feeling that the British forces in particular have established their superiority
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 69 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Selected letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his mother, Sarah Crease, 1916 - 1918.