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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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Sun 1 Apl. Wet. Our guns very busy. Enemy retaliation feeble

Mon 2 Apl Fairly Fine with some snow. Our bombardment heavy and continuous. SOS put up by D.Co about 10 pm. Result a very lively time for a while. Only 2 casualties - 2 1/2 " snow fall. All quiet by 11.30 pm.

Tues 3 Apl. Snow on ground Some heavy shelling at times.

Wed 4 Apl. Relieved by 22d Bn All shelling done by us until about 1 A.M. when enemy became alarmed & put on barrage causing us 4 casualties. Came out with Meredith at 10 pm. Camped in Bois des Alleux. The last came through about 6 A.M.

Thurs 5 Apl. Fine but cold. Bn resting & stragglers coming in

BC Archives, MS-2879 CREASE FAMILY Box 83 "Diary of the War," diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919. File 1

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