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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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Jack Westover is a good soldier & in earnest about it does not drink



We were out to Sidney for a few days field work & I got what I thought was a nasty deal both from our Platoon commander a C. officer who I dont like because he does not like me & is very unfair & also from our 1st Platoon Sergent who I like but who is like Grain to eager to be a good fellow & the man who is the bigest toady gets too many favours. I made up my mind to get out, cleanly if I could but get out anyhow As good luck had it. I got word a few days afterward of a tuneling unit being organized who had the right to take any man who volunteered out of any other unit. I finaly got into comunication with the O.C. of the unit

Big Jim McDonell I beleve it is

He wired me at once to report in Vancouver I showed his telegram to Capt Nicholson O.C. our Co he tried hard to get me to stay but I insisted I wanted to go so he had to take my Telegram to our Col Ross, Col Ross actually sent Lieut Cook of Prince George to ask me to withdraw my transfer, as Lieut Cook said perhaps such a thing had not happened in any force before as the O.C. of a Battallion sending

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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