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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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Mch 26 - Fine. Standing by ready to move at one minutes notice. then at 1 hours notice (owing to progress of enemy S. of Scarfe) - then normal conditions resumed - Bn went on working party as before - Marched 5 miles to & from work - Worked 4 hours digging trenches in chalk & carrying wire. At 5.30 pm rec'd word that Bn may be required to move at any minute. Galloped over the area calling in working parties, marched back, loaded up transport & stood by in the dark - Marched out at 11.30 pm. & ab 7.30 am reached POMMIER our destination. Div.Hq. was bombed & 6th Bde Hqrs had some casualties from bombs just at start. The night was cold (very) & bright moonlight. The whole Divn moved & Bdes had France & flank guards out as it was quite uncertain where the enemy might be found.

27. Our Bn finished the march in style keeping their fours & their ranks only losing one casualty at the end of a straight march of 19-1/4 miles - A marvellous performance after what they had done the day before. I walked practically the whole way myself & was able to help a man out with his rifle.

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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