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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Wed 18 Apl. Snow rain. Moved forward to just in front of Vimy so lovely in German hands - Good deal of Shelling Thurs 19 Apl. Few casualties Frid 20 Apl. Relieved 28th in front line but did not move [illegible] 3000 yds from [BHQ ?] to front lines [anor ?] 700 yds to out [frost ?] [rabout ?] 300 yds to German - [name] shelling very heavy Sat 21 Not much change - weather better but shelling worse Our [illegible] [illegible] 13 [cus?] - + 5 horses. Relieved by 20th + [name] to [name] [illegible] - [arm ?] [Reets ?]. Last to arrive 7 am. pretty hot [illegible] Sund. 22. Everyone resting.
Mond. 23 Apl Perfect day - Maclean [woke ?] up to front line [lash ?] [right ?] + returned 7. AM. Ch [name] Major fallen [illegible] walked to [Maroquick ?] for a bath by the R.[name]. Very peaceful -
Tues. 24 Apl. - Shelling near camp [lusued ?] abt 500 yrds. better camps v. fine weather but cold wind
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 82 File 2 / CREASE FAMILY, Diary of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1917