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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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Thursd 13 July Hav'g shipped off our baggage to Lydd Howard Bridgman & I walked down there, lunching at Black Bull Newchurch gloriously. After a snooze under haystack walked on to New Romney where we has a good tea & then to Lydd to rejoin Bn. Padre took me into his tent.

Fri 14 July 3 am. To Lydd rainy. In pm did nothing. Howard & Horton warned.

Sat'd 15 July Howard & Horton left for Folkestone & went over the Channel. To the Ranges in the pm. Rec'd thro Paymaster cq bk & passbk B/M. Pall Mall show'g credit £16.8. q. Returned both to protest as to amt wh. shd. have been [$100?] for outfit & request for transfer of bal. to Union Bk of Can.

Sund 16 July Ch. Parade Lydd camp. Batting parade to Littlestone. Lunch at Grand Hotel

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

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