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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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July 2 Bn moved forward to Douvigny Boyaffles[?]. [intelligible] offrs went to Barlice[?] [intelligible] I prosecuted. [intelligible] with [?] when we met Major R Burde & Stan O'Vell.

3. In evening Bn went into [intelligible] wh. training details under Capt Briggs went to [intelligible] - I got in late at night & had much difficulty in finding quarters - Divn Hqrs at [intelligible] Bgde at Fosse 10.

5. Parades. Road with [intelligible] to Maisure Reitz - He had a great time with his horse who got away & galloped through a wheat field.

6. Major Lotta came out & took over & Major Kirkland came out also.

7. Training for 404 strong went over to Bouvigny[?] Boyaffles under Capt Briggs to Bde Training Bn under Major Reynolds.

9. In pm walked up to [?} in support in cite St Pierre, a suburb of Leus. [intelligible] warm spot. Very interesting being in [intelligible] & looks at Dupres. Great show of flowers & fruit particularly the poppies in the old N. [intelligible].

10. One moved up to front line.

11. Walked up to old front line with [intelligible] for view

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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