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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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Looking back the scheme [of pairing?] seems to have been quite good — Esprit de Corps good — officers mess harmonious. N.C.O's good on the whole but some [?] enough for the time — The men as fine as body as could be found.

Our Company Sergh Major at this time Turner was excellent. He afterwards joined the 29th Bn + worked his way up from private to C.S.M + was always 1st class, cheerful intelligent, popular with officers + men + just + sober. He was killed by my side in front line at Neuville Vitasse, SE of ARRAS during a heavy bombardment of "fish tail" or pineapple "trench mortar" shell bombs.

[?] our R.S.M. afterwards went to France as RSM to 75th Bn + did well.

Our senior officers were failures when it came to service conditions.

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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