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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 2 Sept Training all day in attack & musketry.

Sund 3 Sept Training all day in Divisional attack.

Mon 4 Sept Capt Morrison & I walked into St. Omer in pm. Batt'n marched in & entrained at 9:30 pm & left at 11:05 pm. Men in dirty horse boxes. St. Omer absolutely unlighted after dark.

Tues 5 Sep Arr'd Candas 8:30 am. Detrained & marched off 10 am and at billets La Vicogne 12:30. Raining & uncomfortable. Full orchestra of artillery welcomed us back to the front.

Wed'd 6 Sept Marched at 8 am. Reached camp beyond Courtay at Vandencourt 12:30 pm. Camped in beautiful wood with fine prospect. V. heavy bombardment.

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

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