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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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Feb 16. Sunday - Early service with Jess. Packed, unpacked & consolidated most of the day. Very wet . Never felt so depressed in my life.

17. Up at 6 to catch train. Found Major Sheepshanks formerly at Haileybury & Victoria in the train & had a long marn. Rained hard - Reported to 1st Cdn Res Bn . Found many 29th Bn officers in camp. I had to sleep on the floor.

18. Feeling frightfully fed up. Met Capt Walter Brown 47th Bn , a friend of Fred Towkes. He proved to be a very good soul. Had a game of golf with him & left much better. Big dinner at the Mess but quite quiet

19. Played golf with Col Charley Woodnof O.C. 1CdnRes

20. Went up to ArgyllSta. to hasten my papers, found some progress made thanks to Col Spry. Went to Wandsworth hospital to see Maj WN Maclean. He was a shadow but still with a good light in his eye. - Went to Hexlands & found the family in much trouble but improving - Slept at the White Hart Gamming Chobbam.

21. Walked to Woking - Mrs R walked part of the way with me - Very sorry to say good bye to such a fine & charming character. Reported back to Seaford.

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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