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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. Mlle Thuliez belonged to a faculty of science at Lille. From her it appears that all were guilty of aiding British & Belgians to escape but not of espionage. But an opportunity was given to friends of Mrs Cavell to intervene as her sentence was not given out until after her execution.

22. Weather still cold & fine. King of Belgians with his family & army made triumphal entry into Brussells. Those of 2 Div staff who attended describe it as a wonderful sight. Dense crowds - beautiful city - great enthusiasm - I am kept very busy with my own work & Col Spry's. The staff party also visited the field of Waterloo.

23. FECM at 24 Bn HQ at TRESIGNIES.

24. Div HQ moved to Fleurus (G. Staff & Col Montagne order remainder to NAMUR. Very difft feeling here - Rather cold welcome from inhabitants some of whom seem to regret absence of Germans - In shop change is all German money either paper or franc. Went ahead about 25 miles with Maj Coleman - bitterly cold - ATNAMURE scenery

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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