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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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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879

 

 

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There are six battalions on board & other details so we are a full ship.

The start from Canada was itself most memorable.

A perfect day & a calm sea which we have carried with us all the way so far. The steamer is luxurious though the men are somewhat crowded & with so many on board it is not easy to arrange for sufficient exercise. We are of course frequently practiced in alarms but now that we have passed from the region of fog & ice where we were much delayed I feel that the real danger is over.

We have had the news of the great naval battle & of course it & submarines are the principal subjects of discussion. We have worn life preservers

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.

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