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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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S.S. Prince Rupert

they (the men of Pioneer Batt) say they are to be in Eng Nov 3rd & are to be used as a construction gang to dig trenches & build bridges & make the timbers etc for those bridges. I know a number, & of those I know the majority are pretty old booze fighters but on the whole they are a big husky looking lot & I dont doubt will be very usefull. Prince Rupert gave them a reception (missed us) but Hazelton & Rupert are of course closley connected in many ways.

At no point did a parson show any interest in us. Why was that? I told Elliot at Quesnell we were to pull out at 3 a.m. but he

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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