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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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well versed in Military ways & tricks, though he has never see active service.

We are not learning much now we may be getting a little smarter at forming fours & marching but we (that is the Cariboo bunch) cant seem to fall in quickly or go do a bit of fatigue without a lot of grousing & wanting to do it differently to the ordered military way. G. Turner & Kit Carson got 3 days C.B. (Confined to Barracks) for staying out one night with out a pass. That was hardly fair & it was the first time it had happened & the first time a man has a charge laid against him he is as a rule only admonished, thus his sheet is kept clean. however both of them had been called to the orderly room (which is our court room) & talked to before though not charged in due form. also J. Westover got (I think) two days for over staying by 1 day a leave of 4 days. But these things are not for public though of course it will reach up there, but not through me to the outsider. W.H. Boyd is in the isolation hospital with the same complaint as our friend W. Fletcher. some things bought cheap cost like the duce in the end. I must be a welch because I am not so much put out about the five at Quesnell. But Kepner & Fraser have seemed to me to be so selfish & greedy that I find it hard to be put out. Glad to hear that Fred Harper did not have much loss. We understand here that Gardner saved every thing but the building though I doubt it. I lost a suit of clothes in Gardeners that I paid Harper 40$ for but never wore but I felt like a guy when I put them on So it is no loss. We have a great Mystery here. Mike Dwyer says he met & talked with Mike Callahan M.D. here in Victoria. Miss G. Callahan says dad is not & has not been here. I suspect Mike D. may have met Bailey (Hops man) & talked Barkerville to him

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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