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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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ready but no rations or anything else ground soaking wet with long grass. 69' fr [Idn] [Dr]. gave us something so [eat] at [night] [& folly] - most welcome. June 9: Found the country to be beautiful - I heard cuckoo & plenty of skylarkes - saw search light over Dover - The night was very uncomfortable though I was quite well & warm enough. [Inspected by Brig] [furl] moon - heavy thunderstorm June 10: Orderly officer training as always cheerliess & uncomfortable. [?] inspected the trees & said we [crush or wash] [?] hang up our soaking clothes & blankets - today. June 11. [?] Bde Ch Parade & memorial service for [Lt] [Kitchener] - Afterwards with [Pocock] walked to Ashford 8 1/2 miles. I had splendid lunch at [Sarauers] Head. [?] Kenneth Mccullum - after cruising about walked part of the way back and then took bus. Had tea in [S?llinger] with Howard & McKenzie. v. pleasant day. Detailed with 11 others for School of [illusketry] at Shorecliffe BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1/CREASE FAMILY, "Diary of the War", Diary and scrapbook of Arther Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

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