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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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but occasionally do not have to turn out till 6:30 or even 7.

Those going to the butts get a cup of coffee (wh of course I can't touch) & a sandwich then march to the butts about 2½ miles shoot for 4½ hours & get back to camp at 9 or 9.30 a.m. when we get breakfast - Then parade again at 3. butts again & home at 9 p.m. This morning we had to turn out in a gale of wind & rain & found conditions so bad that we were ordered back after about 2 hours.

The men shoot wonderfully well considering - Young Floyd & Fleming of Oak Bay are in my platoon - Walcot was but his knee having gone back on him was left at Otterpool.

Donald also had a sprained ancle. He is considered too old.

The problem is to know what to do with all the Canadian officers over here. By the way your question is easily answered - as an officer you are not wanted & as a private you would be discarded on account of age at once.

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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