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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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Apl 6. Fine - Holding parades & specialist training at Detail Camps every day - all bandsmen & everyone else tained in Lewislyn made all arranget. for assembling on Alanu post. Lt Reade buried at Bac le Sud.

7. Sund. Ch. Parade Bde details - Col Latta returned.

8. Heavy rain. F.G.Cm

9. FGCm contd . Preparing to move - Details moved to BERLES au Bois relieving 18th Bn - 20th relieved us in front line - Bn got in about 4.30 am.

10. Order to enbus - all ready & transport on the move when orders cancelled.

11. Co. reconnoitred supports

12. Orders to move. Cancelled & changed. Lt Mercer & 50 O.R. went to 2 Div.. [illegible] Bn Details & transport under Maj. Wilmot moved to Vailleulval & Bn into support S. of Agny & [illegible]. Fine & cold. Bn Hqrs in dugout near hill. S. of Agny - Self in line.

13. Nice but misty - clearing later - 4E Aircraft over wh. were fired at. Bn working - Capt. Stafford came in - (This officer went out practically crazy with shell shock without ever going into F.L.)

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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