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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 22 Sund. Col JW Ross give bMC.J. Bde - went for a walk with him when he told me of his flaws. Bn left Bouvigny & went into the line in Leus sector (Lieveir) taking over four 18 [intelligible] & was nearly caught by a shell.

23. Major Latta now [intelligible]

24, Heavy bombardment on left front in early morning & attempted raid on outpost. 7 cas. This night relieved by 54 Bn - Sawa Carew Martin. honed into same sector.

25. Relieved by 87 Bn & moved into Div Res. at Maroc. Rather exciting ride with Major [intelligible] through the darkness over shell torn road through much traffic of [intelligible]. At our new billet - shaken to pieces & deafened by our own artillery - I had 19 cas. by one shell with instantaneous fuse. Weather variable. Working parties every night. Several days now. This was an uncomfortable place - considerable enemy shelling & [intelligible] probation.

Aug 4. Relieved by 20th Bn & moved to Bouvigny

9. Relieved 20th in Tharoc while at Bouvigny, Capt Grant Nicholls (marr & Leader) 25(?) Bn. Capt D Richardson, the Bishop (ex RN).

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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