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.
together a pillow of two round things which turned out to be two detached & shrinking heads . We were [illegible] continuously with heavy shelling - Eventually with the greatest difficulty got my party back with all wounded. Reached Batt. HQ at 6 am.
Oct 4. At 7 am. our men began to straggle back through the [illegible] Brickfields - I walked with Meredith , Major Graham & Major Latta who was in command of Bn this trip - Felt absolutely played out - Shall never forget drink of something hot at Chaplains Service's dugout near Bailiff's Wood - How we got to Brickfields I don't know for it was raining & the mud was awful. However we got there & after some hot food we almost immediately marched to Wanlog. I had a horse as O.C. C co . Andrews having gone and in very bad shape with fever (maltese) & Ross having gone to a rest hospital badly done up. Met several SS men on the road - Fell asleep on horse several times.
BC Archives, MS-2879 Box 83 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / “Diary of the War”, diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.