Name/Rank: Lieutenant Richard Phylis Adrian Crisp Battalions: 93rd, 39th, 6th Reserve (Air Force) Born/Current Town: Manchester, England/ Peterborough, Ontario Known as in Letters by: Crisp Files: http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B2143-S015 Lieutenant Richard Phylis Adrian Crisp, I'm fairly certain, is the very first soldier that Vincent mentions in his letters, simply as "Crisp". He is mentioned in the first letter written on July 6, 1916: "Do not be ann
Dear Mar, There is nothing to write home about happening here but here goes a letter about it anyway. Am able to break the monotony of hospital routine by getting outside now. All the crocks have to be in by 6 PM, so the privilege is somewhat limited. Was down to the movie show this afternoon and it reminded me of the “Empire” as the pictures were American made. You know those funny chases etc. etc. Being so far north as this, very few Canadians get this far. The Canadian Red
Dear Mother and Father, Well here goes a try at writing. I have been scribbling for a couple of days and this is the result. I do hope, Mother, that you are feeling your own dear self again. I am glad to see that you are improving by your last letter from home. I am at present at a large military hospital in Manchester after a long journey. I was terribly sick in mid channel but am feeling my best now. It was mighty rough and I wasn’t a good sailor. We were on a little tub of
No1 Red Cross Hospital Duchess of Westminster APO S79 B.E.F. France 3/2/18 Dear Margaret, I have received your letters regularly, the latest being Dec 30th. Your description of your trip to Stoney Lake was very interesting - would like to have been with you. I expect to be in England shortly and have a fair chance of getting home. I would like very much for you to send me “Life” or “The Cosmopolitan” or some American magazine. Was surprised to hear of Father being on the ice.
No 1 Red Cross D. of W. Hospital A. P. O. 5.79 B. E. 7, France Jan 30, 18 Dear Mother & Father, I received your cable of the 27th O.K., was very much relieved to hear from you since the fire. The mail has not come very regularly so I expect you have the same trouble. This is a glorious day with bright sunshine blue sky and I have been wheeled outside in my bed and am enjoying it. The grounds of the hospital are beautiful and the hospital is a fine building. Am getting on very
That sig. On envelope is a work of art Dear Mother and Father,
Just a very short note with my left hand so pardon the writing and the brevity of same. I hope you are all well and know that I am all right so you are not doing any unneccesary worrying. My wound is getting okay fine. I am the luckiest person imaginable. Missed all organs and only hit my collar bone. Of course it made quite a little hole but it is gradually filling up. I am still in France as