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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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Mch 24. 69th Bn left for overseas - [arrd?] 12th Apr.

Apr 4. Officers warned by C.O. to be ready for overseas in 10 days. No. 3 Co moved into new building vacated by 69th Bn.

10. First inocculation for typhoid - unpleasant.

5. No. 2 Co came back from [Duncans?] No. 1 Co from [Belmous?] House and No. 4 from skating rink.

20. Second inocculation

29. Third. Ditto - second was the worst.

May 23. After many false alarms 88th Bn C.E.F. embarked on Princess Charlotte at 5:30 pm. Col. H Rous Cullin in command. Maj. B H Harrison 2nd i/c Capn R. H. Ley adjt. Major Pym 2nd major. We had a very magnificent send off from a hearty + sympathetic crowd which seemed to be composed of personal friends. Scene of moving colour of masses on wharf seen from [Shearner's?] bridge never to be forgotten. Day perfect. Saw [Nell?] on the way down but missed Harry.

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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