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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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1918 Oct 14 - Gen'l Burstall & Col Montague went on leave

15. Moved to Sailly. Filthy & crowded quarters

16. FECM at 6C&B SANCOURT . Prince of Wales visited this Bde.

17. Oshend reported to be taken by Navy Allies in LILLE. DOUAI taken by 1st Can Div Cavalry in BRUGES (I think last was premature).

18. Oshend taken also DENAIN

19. l FECM at Div Hqrs at wh. Gen'l Sir Robert Fergusson OC XVII Corps his CRA & others of his staff were witnesses. I defended prisoners wh. [illegible]. Very wet.

20. Sund. Div all out of the line. I heard that 21. I was to go to Army to learn my trade as CMO. Geng to Switzer

22. Div began to move N of Canal l'Escart

23. Moved Div Hqrs to ANICHE - AUBERCHICOURT. Good billets - large mining town - Abs. gutted by Boche - wanton destruction - Quite quiet. Enjoyed thoroughly the better quarters & the peacefulness.

24. Capt Dodgen came as learner (He died shortly after)

25. Read HQrs moved up from Arras.

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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