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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 Mch 23. Marched out at 9 am. I acted as Bn 2i/c. Reached Camblain l'Abbe at 1.30 pm. Very warm after frosty night. (At this time the Boche was driving in our line from Arras to 50 miles south & making great strides every day - Are losing many prisoners, tanks, railway stock & supplies).

Warm after frosty night - Met Capt Lance R Lemprier RAMC (old Haileybury chum & doctor) at 1st Army HQ on the way. Brian had left Corps on leave. Our plans changing every minute with development of enemy offensive. All kits cut down to [illegible] minimum but everyone cheerful.

24. In consequence of reductions of kits & the frost suffered a little from cold at night but day was fine & warm. Bright [illegible]. All news reports enemy successes. Situation getting exciting: Moved to Bois des Alleux.

25. Bn on working party all pm in Bruvehaut near Ecurie N of Arras as a fighting unit with all Transport complete with [illegible] & c Major Kirkland sick so had sole duty of Adj

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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