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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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Either side few aeroplanes about Artillery work very affectual. Bosche counter attacks on [illegible] to all [illegible].
In pm meat detail [illegible] to move camp. Later when [illegible] [illegible] in [illegible] read hurry up order for all [illegible] [illegible]to go up front. Tracked in with [illegible] eventually found we were to go to [illegible] came news good everywhere.
Wednesday 11 April 1917
Very bad weather. [illegible] came back to [illegible] Res [illegible] might [illegible] 1 platoon [illegible] Col [illegible] did not get to [illegible] came [illegible] late this [illegible] [illegible] had about 2000 men in it 4 tanks in evidence [illegible] [illegible] r. hand on men & horses
Thursday 12 April 1917. [illegible] came out to monastery [illegible] [illegible] [illegible],
Friday 13 April 1917. Fine [illegible] for another name Givenchy taken by 72nd [illegible]

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

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