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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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on arr'l in London did some more shopping. Thunder storm. Leicester Square. Caught 5.20 from Charing X heaps of officers & men far end of platform. Reported at Otterpool as ordered & told to stand by. Found Major Pym, Pem, Andrews, Baird, Duke 2 Mackenzies, Day (just marr'd) Morkill, Greaves, Eliot & Bridgman. Camp deserted save for 2 NCOs & a dozen men. [illegible] [illegible] promiscuous. Slept in my old tent.

Sat'dy July 8 Hot. No orders for us. Baird left. Wrote lrs home. Sent off my luggage to Hethersett for Carleton. Mrs. W. Langley & Mrs Eliot visited camp. Offrs & men leaving for camps. 300 of our men left Lydd for Folkestone.

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

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