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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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Sept 4. Prosecuted at FG6M at Verone 6th Bdge HQ

6. Again prosecuted at continuation of same

13. Ditto - all accused convicted. Recd leave warrant but cd not get away.

15. Major Kirkland went on leave.

17. Bn marched to Camblain l'Abbe & billeted there

Sept 11. With Major Wilmot dined with Genl JW Ross at [?] Bde HQ at Villers Chatel l- [?] chateau & grounds occupied by owner Countess - & sister. Very interesting but my absence of French deplorable.

19-26. Weather excellent.

26. This night relieved 22nd Bn in Bde Support. Bde being in line at Meruicourt. My papers for substantive rank of Capt were sent in. (This was afterwards granted as of 17 June 1917).

29. Bn moved up to front line right of Avion. Very busy in No Man's Land. Three times in touch with Boche patrol. Enemy raided with [illegible] of 150 men & fought hand but cd not get in. Caught an [?] officier. Cruickshank got an U.C. for this.

Oct 1. Major Kirkland returned. 2/3. Bn relieved by 20th . Came out to Villers au Bois . Weather then broke.

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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