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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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1918 Feb 14. Read notice from Paymaster of increased pay as Capt. from 17.6.17 15. Usual artillery activity. 16. Relieved by 27th Bn in front line by 7.50 pm. March into support. 17. Fine frosty weather. 18. " " went for a walk in Oush and moonlight along the Hirouchelle Spur, back over Vimy Ridge Thame by CLUCAS French. Very interesting battlefield. 19. 27th Bn pulled off successful raid on AVION 5 pris'rs 23rd Reg. 12 Div. 20. Raining & muddy. Relieved by 43rd Bn . 116 on left. 52nd R. forward. Entrained at Leur junction at 11 PM. Last man into Suburban Camp at 4 AM. 21. Fine. Marched to GOUY SERVINS. - Very muddy town. 22. Cleaning up. Kit inspections & e. 23. Adj. conference at Bde refer impending move. 27. Bn marched out at 4 PM for Columbia Camp Souchez. Major Kirkland returned.

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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