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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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Monday June 19 Appointed as plat offr to A Training Co. Captain Andrews. Long days & hard work.

Thursday June 22 Brigade inspection by General Steele. Hot day. Lasted 3½ hours. Howard & James warned for France. Lukin Johnston my tent mate lost his young brother - Capt in Lemstens at 21.

Weddy June 28 Twelve offrs & 620 men marched to Lydd for musketry. Wet camps.

Musketry all this week. Land on [illegible] from 2.30 am to 8 pm continuously with only bkfast at 10.

Tues Jul 4 Heard that 5 ofcrs wd probably go to 29 Bn Tobin's Tigers for overseas at once.

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

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