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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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Octr 4. Recd my leave warrant & head it for Aubigny - From there headed for St Pol on foot (for fear of recall) in a storm of rain & wind. Got a lift in a fish car with 3 girls, a Belgian, a Lilloise & the other from Dapaunne. (red, dark & non-descript).

5. Caught leave train at 4am. Could not get on leave boat today .

6. Leave boat left at 12.15. Met Girdwood on board & shared the cabin wh. he had as [illegible]. Calm passage & found sunshine on Eng side. Took room at Russell Hotel. Saw Romance at Lyrie - Doris Keane really first class - a memorable performance.

7. city in morning, then to Paddington & then to Waterloo. Lunched at Bea Gochen's & there met Meg. Dined there also & met [illegible] & two friends (

8. Took train To Swanaga & then motored to Studland. Sunshine but cold. Sea & shore exquisitely beautiful. Back to London.

9. Train from Paddington to Taunton. Hilda Lindley met me in motor - I went for a walk with her over the links. The most beautiful part of England I have seen.

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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