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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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than mine; knowing that whatever comes it will but be for the best.

Yet, nothing would give one greater pleasure than to be anticipating the journey across the Atlantic, but I am afraid many scary months must yet be passed before that day looms in sight; the blood of thousands must yet be spilled and thousands of homes be shattered and denuded of life and light and joy ere the warring worlds is content to sheathe the swords and the gluttinous last of earthly conquest with its irreparable tolls shall have been feast to satiation.

What the day will be to those who fight and do when the row of the games starts to beyond our deepest understanding. Here in this country we see the evidences of the war such as those at home I hope will never know, and what the conditions are beyond the narrow Channel we scarcely dare to contemplate. Yet, we feel the gloom; and in sympathy knowing the life of darkness may soon be our own, blindly groping through the gloom we hope for the day of Peace that hovers ever just beyond our sight, and pray that the dimming of Light may speedily come and bring to the world a bigger and grander life that of itself shall acclaim that the sufferings of colossal thousands has not been in vain.

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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