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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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In the bottom left-corner of tunic a field dressing or shell dressing was sewn into the lining – The was a small or large bandage with or without an ampoule of Iodine.

In the haversack was always carried (in a cotton bag) the "Iron Ration" consisting of 1 lb tin of "Bully" Beef 10 oz of ration biscuits & at first an "oval tin" containing tea & sugar - this latter was discontinued - The biscuits were invariably ground to powder & uneatable .

I always used to carry cheese instead of beef as it caused less thirst

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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