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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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Nov. Cubist Camp - Neuville St Vaast

23-27 Rough & cold weather.

28. Milder - Trained to Villers au Bois. Rispin camp.

29. Sloppy. Specialist training - Many work parties.

Dec 2. All Bn working - no parades. Col. Latta returned.

3 -4. Frosty cold & fine

5. Bright frosty day - [illegible]. & biked to Bethune via Aix Noulette - very tired when am got home long after dark.

9. Preparing to move

10. Entrained at Le Perdu - Relieve 28th Bn by 11:55 support area. Rode in Fine. No wiring.

12. Night working parties wiring. Supplies brought to Victoria Dump

14 & 15. Fine - Working parties by day & night wiring

16. Snow everywhere. Night patrols.

18. Still freezing by night & day - [illegible] parties as usual - 3 patrols nightly. About 8 pm recd text of intercepted Boche [illegible] safe patrols. Took special measures - extra wire artillery & Bde MGs warned.

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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