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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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Sat'dy Aug 12 Hot. Watched 11 aeroplanes working tog'r & being shelled. At night moved up to Bn H.Q. Dropped off at Scottish Wood. No one there but cook. Sand bag bomb proof - quite comfortable but in easy reach of guns.

Sund 13 Major Latta Maj Graham & Capt Andrews returned from trenches 6 am. Slack day. Batteries everywhere firing intermittently. Looked over the neighbourhood scenes of land conflicts. All country full of shell holes but not recent. Vourmazeil [Voormezele] convent & gate where PPCLI Man s'd to have been crucified. At night handed over 12 Pl C Co & all went for night to [illegible] trench. Heavy firing on the front & on batteries behind but only bullets in our trench. German whiz bangs v. impressive. [illegible] there

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

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