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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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20 Sept At Bonneville

21 Sept " " went to St Ouen with bathing parade

22 Sept Glorious day. At 2:25 left Bonneville (many suffering from the hospitality of the good people of Bonneville) & marched to our old tent camp at Val de Maison

23 Sept Bn orderly officer. Marched at 850 am & reached Harponville beyond Courtray at 1 pm. (Passed PPCLI with their colours)

24 Sept Sunday. V. early start. Marched for four hours & halted for lunch near Brickfield. Evidently much vagueness about our orders & destination. In pm marched to sunken road near Contalmaison. v. hot - bivouaced in open but enemy shelling all just short of us

25 Sept Going over orders for attack tomorrow. C. Co would go on after Bn had taken trench in front of Courcellette & wd establish advance post 350 yds ahead - very little known about what we shall find there - Lt Everill, Harper & Tardife chosen for this work. Andrews & I left out - JC Ross OC Co

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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