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Frederick Tregillus Letters from the Cariboo Boys

Letters to Frederick James Tregillus from Barkerville men who served in the First World War: Joseph Callanan, J.H. Ellis, George Freeman Killam, George Gilchrest, R. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Nowosky, John Petterson, Ernest Seeley, N.W. Thompson, George Turner, and John Benjamin Westover. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0426

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For God For King and for Country Canada Y.M.C.A. With the Canadian Expeditionary Force On Active Service

I don't mean the mean aren't good physically for they are a fine husky bunch as a whole, but the accomadations here are fierce for the length of time they have had to fix up. One would really think the war had been going on a week or so.

We are sleeping in the Manufacturers Bldg. It is about 300 or more feet long by about 150 ft or so wide & has six common heaters in it & four doors open all the time, also the roof is about 50 ft high & lots of the window panes missing, consequently half the boys have colds & they are hard to get rid of with this kind of weather.

So I hear Fred Harper is letting himself out a few links. Good for him

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 1 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862-1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Norman W. Thompson, 1917-1918.

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