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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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under Major Reynolds having rec'd draft of 7 offrs, 306 men from 48th Bn & 3rd Pioneers.

26/27. Bn came out this night to Bde rest area . Lovely weather.

27. Ch Parade under [illegible] of Bois des Alleux walked to Marouvil with Alecaude in [?].

30. Bde inspected by Genl Ketchen. Bn much complimented. I returned to [illegible]. Major lisberot[?] the Adj., Col Ross went on leave.

31. Bn marched out at 9.50 am & having picked up reinforcement camp reached G. Servins[?] 1.15 hrs 1217 strong. Lovely weather.

June 1. Marched out at 8 am - Met 7th Bn on the road. Northill [?] leading us to Arachu[?] thro Bois d'Oblaise - lovely - Jerry (C.O.'s horse) wh. I rode full of beans but much nicer than Joe the Adjt's horse to ride - Reached Maisuil [?] Reitz near Bruay at 10 am. Billets very scattered but fairly good. Orderly Room may billet as Adjt in Cunes [?} house Rue d'Obtain.

June 9. Particulars of Victory of [illegible] Ridge now coming in - a good advance in our old country - weather lovely.

BC Archives, MS-2879

Box 83, File 1


"Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease. 1915-1919.

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