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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INSCRIPTION WRITTEN FOR UNKNOWN HERO
LONDON, Nov. 12. (1921) The permanent inscription on the new stone erected at the grave of Great Britain's unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey was revealed yesterday. It is as follows: "Beneath this stone rests the body of a British warrior, unknown by name or rank, brought from France to lie among the most illustrious of the land, and buried here on Armistice Day, November 11, 1920, in the presence of His Majesty King George V., his ministers of state, the chiefs of his forces and a vast concourse of the nation. "Thus are commemorated the many multitudes who, during the great war of 1914-18, gave the most that man can give, life itself, for God, for King and Country, for loved ones, home and empire, for the sacred cause of justice, and the freedom of the world. They buried him among kings because he had done good toward God and toward His House." ...in the heart of every Frenchman. Lens itself has come into prominence of recent years perhaps more as the home of Georges Carpentier than for anything else, but it has more tragic memories that can never be forgotten. If, then, Canada has been honored by being permitted to grow a living memorial in such a spot, it is surely worth recording and remembering. But is it true? A. D. CREASE. Central Building, Victoria, B.C., March 8, 1922. BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 Crease Family "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915 - 1919.