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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. Changes. Rocky [illegible] on the [illegible] & Saubre. Many camp barges towed by Tues - some Dutch . Scenery very fine but country sparsely populated & inhabitants looked poor & hard bitten. Streets of Namur crowded with returned prisoners & women of an asking nature . Homes in country of stone of cold grey colour. Prices everywhere very high - Many sad scenes on road leading in fro East among starving refugees & returning prisoners - bitterly cold.

25. Div. HQ definitely & completely moved to NAMUR

26. Dull & misty. FECM at 6th Bde

27. Walked up to Citadel - Very fine view - Hardly a sign of shelling but some signs of destruction. eg. Hotel de Ville all gone . Gen'l Murstall gave a dance to civilians.

28. Div. moved - HQ to EVELETTE : B Mess stopped at Chan of Dr Ed. Van Barieden, Doctor of all sorts of natural Science of many universities. Travelled in S. America. Holder of Nobel Prize - Scenery romantic. At this place German Commander (Arty) confined in big style for 36 hours officer who insulted him. Some German artillery transport left here.

29. Wet. Col Spry turned up.

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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