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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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Wed. 25 Apl - Still bright & cold. Heard that Rock Finlayson died of wounds

Thurs. 26. - Ron went into reserve at Paynesley. Salf sayed out with Major Reynolds . Still fine.

Frid. 27 - Joe B & I walked w. Chatere to Acq. Primroses round the Monastery Garden of [?] St Eloy in all colours.

Sat 28 Apl - Maj Reynolds , Doc Watson, TO McLean, Ph & I walked into ARRAS - lunched at Hotel du Commerce Rue Gambettor in great style, joined by Capt Garnet Darley. Fine Day.

Sun 29. Mon 30 Fine nothing doing.

Tues 1 May Bright & warm. Transport lines closely shelled by duds. no cas. Opp. camp bombed by 2 aeropl. Transport lines shelled about 10 pm.

Wed 2 May - a Heine plane flying v. low [ illegible] bombs & fired machine guns on camp & neighbourhood. Major Latta - [illegible]

Thurs 3 May. Heavy shelling neighbourhood of Aux Rietz. Div. had to move V. fine & warm. 27 & 31 attacked at dawn but not completely successful. Casualties heavy (fairly)

Fri 4 May - Warm & bright. Saw [?] & w Landry & brought them lunch.

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

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