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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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I had arranged with a Belgian to play us over but he fell by the way side & the main thing was the train was 4 hours late. & a booze house heard of it & sent word over that there was a free feed for the boys. I knew this ment a lost & scattered croud so did what seemed best to me. Had the call as arranged on time & then dissmissed the boys but told them to stay within call of our Hotel, the Northern, also I made private arangements for a wagon & team to haul over the boys that were unable to walk. The team was not used, as all seemed able to walk at the start but at the end of the first mile one man after much help over that mile went down flat so I got a man that was riding a horse to race ahead & sent back an auto to pick up our wounded we went along fairly well I having to run back & forth on the side time to ask the leading man to go

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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