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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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Oct. Raining & blowing a gale. Rough & wet crossing. Seasick. Stopped at Hotel des Loudrs in Soulogne.

17. Rejoined Bn at Vilers au Bois. Bn came out of the line.

18. Bn marched to Baisuit Bouche - Rotten H.Q. billet in so called Chau.

21. Sund. Ch. Parade

22. [illegible] for move to Flanders.

23. Making final preparations. I had a bath at Ch au & a shave. Walked towards Carency & from a new point saw the old familiar ground of Lorette Ablain N.W. of Vimy Ridge.

24. Marched out to Savy lessD.C. Entrained [illegible] at 4.30 pm. Marched to billets at Houdegheur & arrd at 7.30 pm. pitch dark. Rough night 1st march excellent 2nd [illegible].

25. D.C. & Maj Wilmot arrd 8.30 am. Fine.

26. Broken weather . Villagers very hospitable & friendly. Walked to Stagebrouck & back with Maj. Wilmot.

27. Fine. Party to Corps at 9 Elms [illegible] model of Passchendale Ridge.

29. Practice over tapes- Italy's Debacle - Routed by German army & rotted by German propaganda.

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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