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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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Shopped & dined - Got some small presents for Nell & Kids

Oct 10 Tues After drill got some pay & went to ordnance with young Parry of So. Wales Bordrs at Etaples. Gave him good dinner at Club & after working br home in country gig. Beautiful day.

Oct 11 - Dull. Lecture on revolver by Major Tait.

Oct 12 Thurs - Parades & lecture on German& French machine guns. Sanchard, Mansen, Maxim, Colt & Hotchkiss

Oct 13 Fri Demonstration of Stokes Gun. Good lecture on S.G. - 1st class lecture by Major Tait on Lewis Gun. Administrate & duties of LG offr - Revolver practice. Orders to move to 2 Div [illegible] (JL Gray of 2 CMR) at 5 pm & took party of 24 to Etaples. 7 of us dined at Club. Slept in Rest Camp at Etaples

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

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