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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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Then to Dentist & to 5th C.D.B. Hqrs

Apl 23. Preparing to move. Engaged on special duty

24. Bn moved to support area.

25. To Hqrs 26th Bn Brebeucourt refer special duty .

26. Maj. Wilmot went out for operation leaving me O.C. Details.

27. Enemy took Kennel Hill .

29. Relieved 28th Bn in F.L. (self still on special duty).

30. Rode to CRE (Col. Osler ) at RIVIERE in connection with looting case

May 1. Fine. Central [illegible] Bellacourt. Lunch with C.R.E. - Saw quite a bit of Co. Mieville O.C. 6th Bn C.E.

3. 31st & 28th Bn put on raid through 29th - Bn relieved by 18th in F.L. - Details left out moved up to WAILLY. Took over 21st.

4. E.H. Daniel made Asst Adj. Staff went to A Co (Maj. WN Maclean) as 2nd i/c & Capt Meredith to L.C. as ditto. At request of Col Latta agreed that my seniority in Bn should be next after Capt OH Hepworth , OC Co (afterwards killed).

8. Went to F.L. (26:Bn) with Jabyll & scouts (Co) away from 5.20 pm to 1.30 am. Cause in for a strafe but said everything including outposts . Found Capt Tubbe commanding a Co in 2Gr

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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