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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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Dec 30 Sat Walked from Transport Lines to H.Q. trench in pm Very muddy & trenches v wet Many D.O. full up. Appointed adjt with Meredith as asst - Maj. Reynolds 2nd in Com.

Dec 31 Sund Dined at Bde in pm with Mason. Not so bad. Glad of walk.

1917 Jan 7 Mon Trenches improving

Jan 2 Tues Fine day with fresh west wind

Jan 3 Wed Busy day with Minnies & Artillery. Fine. Went to Bouvigny - Meredith went to Flying School & Minchin took up his duties.

Jan 4 Thurs No parades -

Jan 5 Frid Col. Allford reported for inspection from 42 Res. Bn Scottish command C.O. inspect by 1/2 Bn

Jan 6 Sat Attended C. Co's with Col. Tait - Concert in evening -

Musketry Souchez A Co - 12 : 30 C Co - 4 : 30 drivers Major Hunter returned.

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

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