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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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Nov. Great welcomes everywhere from population - Gen'l Currie had made a triumphant entry.

Nov 18. Col Spry went to Eng on duty & I took over his work as well as my own. Very busy in consequence. MONS Beffroi very reliable & the chimes the most beautiful I have ever heard. Unforgettable.

21. Div. moved to GOSSELIES a mining town of about 10,000. I travelled in side car through Chanleroi greatly to announcement of waiting crowds.

Had a long conversation with Mlle Louise THULIEZ of 3q Rue d'Artois LILLE who with her companion (a sweet looking girl) were condemned to death with EDITH CAVELL. By intercession of King [illegible] their sentence was commuted to 10 yrs imprisonment from wh. they had just been relieved by the armistice. Edith Cavell was shot.

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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