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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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I am going to make another effort to transfer to another unit in a day or two. I have a growing dislike to both my platoon Sergent & Platoon Officer. There is a unit of 100 men wanted as pioneers, axe men bridge men miners & useful men generaly as a force to blow up or repair a house or a fort or to make houses ready for defence & to build Barb wire entanglements cross streams & be generaly usefull. I belive I am one of the men for that Job & have seen the OC of the outfit but he said he would like to get me but, had had orders not to take men from other units however he told me to come again Monday & he will I know axcept me then I have another go at our C.O. who I hate to leave but I want to get a fair show so must try & get away. This outfit leaves for England almost at once I will write again if I make my transfer Mike Dywer got his transfer all right & goes in two weeks we expect. M.D. is in the artillary. Got another from my dear friend Mrs. Stone, & am going to send her my photo. Hope it wont cause trouble between the lady & her man. Duncan. Respects to Mrs. J.F. Tregillus & Mrs McArthur with best wishes for your success in the shaft.

Yours Ernest Seeley

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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