Transcription Page

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.

*All transcriptions are provided by volunteers, and the accuracy of the transcriptions is not guaranteed. Please be sure to verify the information by viewing the image record, or visiting the BC Archives in person. 

BC Archives MS-0426

Current Page Transcription [edit] [history]

has been sent back to Canada Kit Carson will be going back as soon as he gets over his operation I got hurt at Convent Lane but on the left leg and the bone fractured but didn't go to the Hospital as it did not seem to bother me much at the time, so stuck it out till we come from the Somme (we were in there two months) and the hottest wettest and muddiest two months that Ive ever put in in my life - and lousy oh my Lord, George Shaw was never half as bad at any time. I don't know how they will ever get rid of the rats in France & Belgium you get them everywhere in the trenches dugouts & rest camps, there are lots of cats too, but they seem to get on very well together and show no animosity. Have enclosed a post card showing the Basilica of Notre Dame de Brebieres at Albert, from what I could see of it, (of course its pretty well shattered now) it was a most beautiful place the main entrance is not so badly damaged, the beautiful mosaic work is cracked and is shattered in places but sufficient to show the beauty of the place, its left impossible to get inside as there is nothing but a mass of stone bricks & morter. I saw Scotty

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

Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Image 42 of 568