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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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May 20 - After v hot day exceptionally beautiful evening v peaceful

21. Still hot - ECM Lt G Cruickshank MC defended. Severe reprimand.

22. Central [illegible] at Bellacourt Bn came out to Breheucourt. Full moon

23. Gale from SW - Air full of dust - much cooler

25. Bde sports at Bellacourt.Bn won tug of war as usual but had hard pull.

26. Sunday. Sun thro mist? Went to Doulleurs 3 CS to see Lt Thomas but found him gone. In the evening enemy shelled our village. One shell wh. dropped outside my door killed civilian there & gave me a very close call - Next shell killed [illegible] one of our coolis - decided to join Bridgeman & Nelson & o. in Crater [illegible]

27. Fine & hot. Prosecuted in P.O. Straling case. Difficult job. conviction - Bn went to front line

30. Went to [illegible] Bn ref. case & had lunch Col Ives, Capt Douglas Adjt (of Oak ?]. Beautiful day. Casual shelling all night of neighbourhood of Baillenlval. Sibbald [illegible]

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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