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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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to [illegible] at next move - interesting front line on up of previous hard fighting when France held the sector.

Mch 5th (My birthday) - went for a walk with Mo to [illegible]. Saw some German prisoners coming in. Lt. W.V. Maclean (afterwards Major died of wound received at Anceins - a fine chap) [illegible] back after 1 years absence wounded. Celebrated my birthday in Champagne at mess.

Mab 2 - Walked with Major Latha & Meredith to Ariane Derurfs, Lille Road, & afterwards quartered with Rob Ross in Burnt Hill in trench. Adj HP being at Lille Posh under Major Latham & Col. Prower 8th Bn Dickie Day with him took over from us.


5. Some snow at night, walked with Col. Ross & Major Wilmot to Bn billets in huts at Le Pendu near Chau l'Acq. 9. No. Capt Leslie left us. Bn reached in blinding snow storm to [illegible] Bouche - Billets very poor & cold.

10. Bde parade. Inspection by Genl AW Currie([illegible] commander). [illegible] Borden Prince Arthur of Norwaught . Very cold. Had a talk with Gen'l Currie who promised hospitality to Joe B & I if we come to Camp.

BC Archives, MS-2879
Box 82, File 1
"Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease. 1915-1919.

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