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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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Aug 12


We duly arrd at our railhead to the tune of cannonading, but only of a mild type, and were taken to our headquarters in a London bus. As it was night time we had a good demonstration of star shell fireworks wh are very pretty from a distance.

We had a lot of difficulty in finding our quarters but got there eventually & were very hospitably received.

To my surprise I found that Charley Pooly was ¼ master & it was very pleasant to meet a friend - He did & is doing all he can for us - it makes a tremendous difference.

Before I can write again I shall have been in the front line trenches but they are not very warm just now. You can tell inquirers that the 35 lb limit for an officers bedroll is strictly enforced here now - that means everything an officer does

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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