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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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Sat. May 26. Bn this night & in early morning. 27 came out of line to Brigade Rest area - Weather lovely.

Sund May 27. Ch. Parade under the trees of Bois des Alleurc. Walked to Maroquit with Alexander in evening.

Wed. May 30. Bde inspected by Genl Ketchen. Bn much complimented. I returned to Bn [illegible] Major Wilmot who for leave. Col Ross went on leave to England. Maj Wilmot left Bn.

Thurs May 31. Bn left camp 9.50 am. & having picked up 402 reinforcements at B. d. Aleux reached Gd Servins at 1.15 pm. 1209 strong. Lovely weather.

Fri June 1. Left G.S. at 8am. Met 7th Bn on road. [illegible] leading his Co. Marched. Mrs. B d'ohlain lovely. Jerry (Col's horse) full of beans but much nicer than Joe (Srgts horse) to ride. Reached Maisnil Reitz at 10.15 am. Billets very scattered. Orderly room & my room in Cure's house on Rue d'Oblain.

Sat June 9. Particulars of victory of Messiers Rion now coming in. Weather still lovely.

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

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