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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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our platoon just disgraced itself by its rotten drilling & the Co Segt. Magor gave them a great bauling out. I was not out as I had a lame foot but Both our sergents spoke to me of it & it gave me the chance to tell them what I thought was the cause of our slackness.

Our sergent is a gentleman & a good soldier but not quite strict enough & not very good at picking out the right man to put the blame on for slackness. We went out the other day to some nearby woods & cut a lot of small trees (4 in about) & in any length & packed them back to where we had dug some trenches these poles are to be used for barbed wire entanglements & soon we are to start at maning the trenches at night

My own idea is that we want teaching how to do smartly & properly our platoon & Co drill before we learn other things & above all we must learn unquestioning obedience to all orders which only C.F. Boyd W. Fletcher G. Turner & Myself have learned. Arhcie & Walter Boyd both seem slow

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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