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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seen on either side. Artillery work very effectual both in preparation & during attack but if guns could have been put up through the muddy broken ground a great killing might have been made amongst the retreating Boche on the plains. Boche co. attack on front Coy all repulsed. In form we at Detail Camp got orders to move camp. While this was in progress rec'd hurry up order for all officers [illegible] to go up to front line. Walked in with Bridgeman & after visiting various spots found we were to go to Livy cave which was crowded with 2 or more Bns. News good everywhere.
Apl 11th. Very bad weather. Bn came back to Div. rest last night except 1 platoon D.Co. Col & Adjt (Wilmot) did not get back to Livy Hill lake this p.m. Cave had about 2000 men in it. 4 disabled tanks in evidence. [illegible] hand on men & horses. Artillery machine, frantic affronts - hopes up but need impossible.
Apl 12. Bn came out to [Mouashbevy?] of St. Eloy.
Apl 13. Fri - Preparing for another move, Givenchy at fr. end of Vimy Ridge taken by 72nd Bn.
BC Archives, MS-2879
Box 83, File 1
"Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease. 1915-1919.