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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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21 Dec - Went to Leamington found Auntie Bar well but aged. Returned to town & picked up George & Joan & took them to dinner to Scotts & to Empire afterwards. Slept at Officers Pavilion 52 Grosvenor Gdns where Meg Watney was working with other ladies - a delightful place

22 Dec - Went to Ipswich & bicycled out Homestead & lunched with Neilly Geoffrey & Nat. Back to town & to tea at 28 Tedworth Sq. with Meg & to dinner with Will at 28 Cadogan Gdns - Slept at the Pavilion (Mrs Bayley in charge of housekeeping)

23 Dec Sat At breakfast. Met George Ridley at bkfast of West Yorks. 2nd Lt. He was at Courcelette on our right-flank & was wounded. Train to Hethersett & arrd. at Carelton for train Found Jack & Bell Watts with uncle & Jas and Rachel & Jack children of Len. Delightful welcome.

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

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