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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Sun Aug 6 Delightful walk to the cliffs about 500 ft high & down on the beach by the steep trail. Glorious day - watched submarine nets & fleet of small vessels round end of nets & airship overhead. Sd that in Sudan had lion caught. After lunch went to Havre & after great struggle in crowd & long wait managed to get into the sea. After a stroll along sea front watching landing of hydroplane & enjoying the crowds. Dined at Bn Off'rs Club & then walked to camp up over hill by funicular. Morkill Day & Foster breakfasted with us.
Mon Aug 7 Much cooler. While dressing read word that we are to transfer to Rouelles or Harfleur about noon. Found range training camp & rejoined by Morkill Day & 26 2nd off'rs. V. hot. In huts. Our reg't equipped with German equipment landed in Ireland by Casement.
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 82 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY / Diary of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915 - 1917.