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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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Dec. Same as yesterday - About 8.30 pm. for shelling on our left front. No cas. Patrols no contact.

Dec 20. Misty. Rumours of enemy patrol on left about 12.30 pm. Relieved by 87 Bn Col O'Donohue. Relief complete 12.10 am. Bn all in [illegible] camp Neuville St Vaas 4.30 am.

21. Very cold, snowy & frosty. Resting . Transport moved out to Rainbert. Brian Drake looked in while I was in bed. Came with Col E McIntyre.

22. After sevl changes of orders Bn moved by bus to BOURECQ near LILLERS arrd 10.20 am. Men's billets cold & poor - officers' ditto. Nice country - Cold & frosty.

23. Sund. Major Wilmot returned & married during leave to Miss Hopkins. Major Maclean & I lunched, tea'd & bathed in Lillers.

25. Xmas Day. Maj. Wilmot & I rode into Aire and saw the [illegible] church - Fine but cold.

26. Snow. Company Xmas dinners going on every night.

27 & 28. Cold & windy. Snow.

31. Reunion dinner of all officers of Bn in France. They came from Boulogne & Paris. I had an arrangement of this affair. - a great night - Roads very slippery especially after dinner.

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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