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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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Thurs 22 Feb. Roads like those on Somme - the very foundation rotten with thaw, Col Twiss gave most int. lecture on German army.

Frid 23 Feb. Last days work Drill - Bayonet competn Jennings Pl. won. Had tea at Mrs Dickinsons with Allworth & Leighton. Everyone rather depressed & many trying to drown their feelings.

Satd 24 Feb. Lovely day - Alworth & Leighton & I walked to Pont au Briques & lunched togr at Hotel Du Paris. After [illegible] then walked to Le Portal. Slept at Hotel du Paris.

Sund 25 Train left at 10 am and reached Flevent about 9 pm. Managed to get something to eat & find a bed in Rest Ho

Mon 26 Left by light railway for Aubigny & walked from there to Estree Cauchie where found Pooley & others

Tues 27 Walked with Melsom to report to Major Latta at St Eloi. Beautiful day - everyone very busy

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

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