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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with three others acted as orderly officer [illegible] Capt Twigg - altered platoon lines according to roll. Our active duty all night going the rounds every hour - at 4 pm practiced [Geul ?] Alarms.
3 June. [In ?] orderly room at noon. Still perfectly [Cahee ?] with heavy fog. [7 ish ?] day's run 450 miles - at [tumes] we stopped dead. Ice about but weather milder. Before leaving Halifax all ranks had to wear lifebelts continuously only removing them at night. Reed. by wireless news of great navel battle of [name]. Heavy losses on both sides. 4 June Jan Day - Early [Cour ?]. 13th Ch. Parade on [poofs ?]. Still perfectly calm fine Fog lifted about 9. am. Run to noon 331 miles - Sunshine [Higher ?] Easternly wind - Ar 230 pm false alarm 5 June Fine day & [calun ?] [dea ?] - Practice alarm marching, physical [jeuks ?] - run 511 miles 6 June. Fine x [cahun ?]. Practice with bow + [illegible] 6" x 4" with [smarb ?] fun crews - marching + physic. [jeules ?] Sea rising
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY, Diary of the war, diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1917