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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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looked like a huge golden butterfly straining upward. The bombs looked red as they left her & they dropped about 400 yards away making curious splashes of greenish yellow light with a dark centre. BCo & 15 Pl. came out later.

Sund horrible

8. Before dawn a Boche plane dropped 4 bombs on our camp killing 2 offrs in the next tent (31st & 28th Bns). & wounding Sergt Hilder & [illegible]. (During all this time the camp was shelled with big H.V. guns but strangely no casualties). Bn entrained at Ypres - detrained at Braudhoek & marched to Toronto Camp - Baths for men - good night of much needed rest.

9. Remained in camp.

10. Early start & entrained at Braudhoek. 40 offrs & 664 O.R. Transport by road. Rained hard. Detrained at Caestre & marched to Houdeghan but found that by defective staff work our billets - all occupied by 47 Bn . Pouring rain - Everyone soaking & mad & hungry. Eventually got billetted all over the place.

11. Mon. Rain. Enbussed & moved to HAVERESKERQUE near ST. VENANT.

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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