Transcription Page

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.

*All transcriptions are provided by volunteers, and the accuracy of the transcriptions is not guaranteed. Please be sure to verify the information by viewing the image record, or visiting the BC Archives in person. 

BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879



Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

27 Bn Trench 3/4 Oct Midnight

H.Q. Dublin

At 8 pm I sent message asking for stretcher bearers, a guide & water but have received no answer. Have three bad stretcher cases & two other casualties. Have [illegible] continuously and closely shelled and are now under heavy machine gun fire.

Wounded guide informs me that chalk trench we are now in was held by 27 Bn supports and if followed out will lead to road on which is bombing post from which Vancouver trench starts. As it is impossible to proceed shall endeavour to withdraw at 2.30 pm if shelter.

Have 2q O.R. in trench less gunners taking his mess.

BC Archives, MS-2879, Box 83, File 1 CREASE FAMILY "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Image 707 of 924