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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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Oct 14 Sat Up at 3 am. Entrained at 4:10 but still did not start till about 8 am. Changed at St Pol & reached Bruay at 3 pm. Roll call ok. Put in charge of 6th Bde reinforcements & marched out with them about 530 pm & delivered them en route to 29th at La Comté. Booth, new offr to 31st warm welcome from Mess wh now consisted of Ross, Tordiffe, Macan & McGashen.

Oct 15 Sund Marched out at 9 am. self as 2 in C. new ordnance high boots rather painful - reached Hesrin at 230 pm. Maisny a village passed through shewed signs of heavy shelling but was almost entirely rebuilt & repaired - Most cheering. Coal mines & high pyramids of slag heaps are features of this district.

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

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