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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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and pack at the end. Meredith who was [illegible] took my horse (Jerry). We bivouaced in an open field.

27. Fine & cold with strong wind. Wildest rumours floating about. Men quite gay & steady.

28. Stand to ab 1 am & reconnoitered assembly positions. Later on packed up & formed up as Bn. Later returned & reached [illegible] - Rained hard & conditions not improved. Much better reports from our front. Marched a few miles through pouring rain & dark to billets in a village. BEARLES au Bois.

29. Bde moved with exception of 29th altho we stood to & packed up . Billets quite comfortable. a few inhabitants still left.

30. Reconnoitering parties - Guards behaving splendidly at AYETTE & holding back the enemy who repeatedly attacked.

31. Mon. reconnoitering - Ch. parade. Bn parade later when Ben'l Burstall presented tug of war shield for Corps Championship. The proved to be EASTER SUNDAY

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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