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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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govt. Officer named Williamson. (Randall & Herrin the Govt Agent were away) Went to a lot of trouble to help out in the arangements for our comfort etc. We had a layover a day for train & when train time came we had a roll call of a sort, it was rather funny as I was in charge & G. Turner had appointed himself funny man for the bunch & our friend Robt. Morrie flatly told me, the corporal in charge to go to hell & another man insisted that 3 was an even number & some turned to the left when I ordered Right turn & at one time I think the whole bunch were talking at once. However it was only a spirit of fun that was abroad & I was in good humor though I had been harrased all day by fool questions & other busisness not so foolish. This was at South Fort George & a bunch of people were there to see us march over to the Depot.

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 5 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Ernest Seeley, 1915 - 1919.

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