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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to me because my ancle was so painful that I should have been nearly useless) the advance continued all along the line with great success. Tanks did very good work where they got through. Prisoners coming in steadily Good news all round & casualties quite light on the whole.
17 Sept. After an inspection at Wh. we were much praised for our work broke up our bivouac & marched to Warloy where we had good billets. Everyone glad to escape the everlasting guns. Recd many parcels at the Brickfields (At Warloy was a cottage with a sign "Tea for Officers" wh. all will remember as a touch of female society & civilization.)
18 Sept. marched to Val de Maison through storm of wind & rain - Camped in leaky tents on soaking ground. E. Co grub mostly cooked on my pocket Primus - (I was still without a coat but my ground sheet worn over my shoulders turned much rain).
19 Septr- Marched to Bonneville. Fine day Good billet & kindly people who did not wish to charge us for anything
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / “Diary of the War”, diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.