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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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Weddy June 7 Sea moderate but rising. Ship following zig zag course about 90 degrees. Bright & fine. Picked up destroyer on port bow about 10.30 am. Read news of blowing up HMS Hampshire with Kitchener & staff on board off Orkneys on way to Russia.

Disembarkation orders issued last night. Pte Peto No 1 Co died last night. Some seasickness in tween decks. Disembar rations issued this am. Marching 11-11.45 am. Blowing a gale. Sighted Ireland (Ramnell Id) about 3.30 pm & about same time picked up destroyer E wh we afterwards dropped. Passed inside Ramnell Id about 5pm. Saw mine sweepers about 8.30 pm.

BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 82 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Diary of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915 - 1917.

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