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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 Empire


H.M. Forces on Active Service

Y.M.C.A. and the Canadian War Contingent Assocn with the Canadian Contingent on Active Service

Patron Y.M.C.A. National Council H. M. The King

Patron Military Camp Dept. H.R.H. Duke of Connaught (Governor General of Canada)

Reply to 102951 Company C Batt. 67th Regt. Western Scots Stationed at Bramshott. Hants

11.7th 1916

Dear Fred

Thanks very much for your newsy letter, its the only one I've had from B'ville since I left. I will now do the best I can to give you a little news from here, so here goes. Ive seen several of the boys that left up there before we did. Scotty Gilchrist, Mickey Mercer. Tom & Harry Brierley & Jack Ellis. They are still here in the 54th and all looking fine & dandy. Scotty's a full Corporal now. Oliver Kason he's in the Canadian Engineers, and you remember long Haines that went trapping with Dawson, when he was drowned, well he's here in the 102nd. The 62nd has been split up and drafted into other batallions Topp the butcher, Ramsay that used to work at the valley. Sandy Farquhar from the Gov Office at Quesnel the are in it, "so far so good"

How about the surroundings, we are dumped down in one of the prettiest parts

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 2 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862-1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from George F. Turner, 1916-1917.

BC Archives, MS-0426 TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862-1962. Barkerville; miner. Box 1 Correspondence from George F. Turner, 1916-1917. File 2

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