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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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Thank you for the trouble you have taken re power of attorney & will. I enclose signed p.t. & the will I will get typed out at first chance. I have just come out O.K. from a court marshal case. We had a fire call at 1245 a.m. Sunday & it was raining like hell some of us got up at once I ran about my own lines & tried to get the boys up then a sergent rushed up called for me & when I answered here told me to take charge of our Platoon & take them on the double to the fire which I did. It was a row of stables burning which we do not use (The B.C. horse are here & use some stables but not those) We could do no good & after a bit returned to Barracks. I was one of the first to get back & went through our lines (that is the platoon to which I belong & am supposed to be responsible for at night at all times while in Barracks) to see if there were any shirkers I found a sweede (who I believe is a german asleep) I woke him up & asked him why he had not been at the fire he said he had, but as his overcoat tunic & hat were dry I was inclined to think he might be the man who set out the fire. As he sleeps right in the midst of the gang who are hostile to me I knew I must get someone else to take note of the state of his coat & not wishing to bring down the hostility of the gang onto a loyal suporter of mine. I slipped off to get another Non. Com. (I am the only N.C. in that

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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