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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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eyes on was the record of Arch Boyd, "killed in action". I was talking to a 54th man today and he tells me that Sergeant George Gilchrist has won the military medal. Well done Scotty, say I!

Old Barkerville seems to be getting it in the neck all around these days, and what Keeps Kellys, Harpers and the rest going puzzles me. The country must be destitute of business activity - positively stagnant, and they cannot exist on nothing, Stanley certainly has gone to pieces from even the Stanley that I knew; poor as it would hardly seem in reason to expect brighter days while the war lasts, therefore let us hope they war will end soon

I always feel a friendliness, an interest in that country more than any other that I have been in, I don't know why, but the memory of the hills and woodlands and the days spent there cling most vividly, and it doesn't seem at all like three years since I left for the home country, and I hope to see the place again at a time in the distant future. If I remember rightly I have written you once since I first came to Seaford, and so I will open the chapter of self by saying that, after the customary period spent in hospital this spring I emerged safely and now have recently returned from

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 3 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Freeman Killam, 1915 - 1917.

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