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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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1916

took train to Slough to see Joan

21. Went to Leamington. Found Auntie Dar (Mrs. Thompson) aged but well. Returned to town & picked up George & Joan Buckeley & took them to dinner at Scotts & to Empire afterwards Slept at officers Pavilion 52 Grosvenor Gdns where Meg Watney was helping run the place - a delightful place.

22 Dec- Went to Ipswich & biked out to the Homestead in time for lunch with the Barnardistons - Back to town & to tea with at 28 Tedworth Sq with Meg & then to dinner with Will at 28 Cadogan Gdns. Slept at Pavilion - (Mrs Bayley looking after Will Gull's house)

23 Dec. At Breakfast met Geo Ridley of West Yorks 2nd Lt. He was at Courcelette he on our right flank & was wounded. Train to Hethersett & arrd at Carleton for tea. Found Jess & Uncle also Jack & Bell & Watts & Len's two children Rachie & Jack. Delightful welcome.

24 Dec. Sund. To Church Lovely day

BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / “Diary of the War”, diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

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