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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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PARA. 8. (CONT’D.) S.O.S. (a) will be shown by red rocket or red Very light flares, any number fired in quick succession.

(b) heavy rifle and machine gun fire.

AEROPLANE FLARES. On the approach of Contact aeroplanes, with distinguishing marks (times to be notified later), red ground flares will be sent up by the advanced troops. These flares should be sent up from ground depressions in groups of three, spaced about 25 yards.


Assaulting troops of the 2nd Canadian Division and the 13th British Brigade will carry the 2nd Division BATTLE FLAG, an orange square with a black maple leaf centre, two of these to be carried per Platoon. These will be lifted and waved at intervals, as they will be ignored by Artillery Observers when stationary.


Guards for prisoners should consist as far as possible of slightly wounded casualties. Escorts should not be in excess of 10% of the strength of the party. If possible, prisoners should be used to assist in the evacuation of the wounded. Prisoners must be given no opportunity to destroy or throw away documents in their possession when captured. In the case of officers, all their correspondence and papers will be placed in sand bags as soon as possible after capture. This bag will be sent back with prisoners and headed over to representatives of Brigade Staff who takes over prisoners.

Prisoners cage will be at cross-roads AUX REITZ Corner, to which all prisoners will be taken, and from which escorts should receive receipts for the number of prisoners and documents handed over.


The 6th Brigade Advanced Dump will be situated in SIVE CAVE, where salvage will also be collected.


During assembly, the nearest of the following C.A.M.C. posts will be used for clearing casualties:–

A.9.c.1½.4. Junction TERRITORIAL and RHINE.


A.3.d.0.1½.) Cellars NEUVILLE ST. VAAST.


A.3.d.6½.4. DENIS LE ROCQUE.

After the advance, the Battalion Regimental Aid Post will be established in TURCO-GRABEN TRENCH, near Battalion H.Q. From the front, wounded will walk or be carried by Regimental carrying parties back to the R.A.P. From the R.A.P. Ambulance Stretcher Bearers or organized Stretcher Bearer parties will remove stretchers.

WALKING CASES. These cases will centre near AUX REITZ corner, from which point they will be directed by sign boards and Road Control Police to Aid Post at F.15.b.1.2.9.

L.A. WILMOT, Major, ADJUTANT, 29th (Vancouver) Battn. C.E.F.

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 7 / CREASE FAMILY / Miscellaneous records, Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915 - 1918.

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