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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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Feb 2. I went out & Capt Meredith took my place. Bn relieved 27 in R. front avion.

3. Rec'd permission from G.O.C. Div. to assume rank of Capt. Walked into areas & back. Beautiful day - lunched at Hotel du Commerce. Had a splendid bath [illegible] & driver a Officer's Club (afterwards completely destroyed by Boche shells).

4. Prosecuted in 3 cases at [illegible]. at H. George

5. Joe & I walked to Camblain l'Abbe (Cdn Corps Hqrs).. Had tea at Club. Went to [illegible] of 16th. Dines with Brian Drake. Saw Sp du Pencier.

6. Fine & sunny

7. Bn went into support. Maj. Wilmot came out

8. Rode to Ecoivres with Maj Maclean on his way to 1st Army school& had lunch at another poor club.

9. I went in to relieve Maj Kirkland (Adj)

10. Went round front area.

11. Relieved 27th Bn in AVION right front.

13. Heavy strap on our front line & supports 6.30 am. to 8.15 am. North line destroyed. Cas 2k & 6 w.

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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