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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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Frid 22 Sept Glorious day. At 2.25 left Bonneville & marched to Val de Maison & our old tent camps. Settled with our good hostess Mme Beauval @ 30 frs.

Sat'dy 23rd Orderly officer for Bn. Marched out at 8:50 am. Beautiful day. Reached Harponville beyond Contay at 1 pm.

Sund 24 V. early start. Marched for four hours & halted for lunch near Brickfields. Marched to Sunken Rd in pm. Very hot

Monday 25h Sept Going over orders for attack tomorrow. C Co to establish advanced post. Everitt, Harper & Tordiffee ea. in command of one. Andrews & I left behind.

Tues 26 About 10 am rec'd orders to go to the front line to replace casualties, Everitt & Harper having been killed & many others. Dashed off at once with Watson & Dagger & after v. exciting trip reached Bn Hdqrs. After a long wait was ordered to join A Co in trench.

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

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