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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10. A.Co. runners took me up to Front line from Bn Hqrs. Very dark night & much new wire put out across our front between F.L. & B.H.Q. wh. confused guides. They wd have taken me past our F.L. down Camouflage Rd into German line if I had not been there before.
12. No dug outs in this line & nothing better than funk holes for shelter. (A "funk hole" is a recess dug out of the forward side of the trench sometimes big enough to take whole body at full length but not usually so big as if unsupported & may cause parapet to fall in).
This was a really bad night but the attack which we expected did not come off.
BC Archives, MS-2879, Box 83, File 1 CREASE FAMILY, "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.