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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 glad you reminded me of the need of your having an address to write to I gave them yours & told them something of the pleasant Sunday Evenings I had spent at your house & of other things that they might know something of our friendship. I arranged with them to write you if anything happens me I of course gave thier address as next of Kin The Address is Miss A. Seeley, Bourn-Mead Hyde Road. Eastbourne. Eng.

The people of England take the war very seriously but NOT fearfully. Everyone almost seems to have a stout heart & to be prepared to go the limit in giving up friends or comforts. Here at Shorncliffe we are not much favoured most people here seem short tempered with a Soldier. (I expect with good reason) but while I was away at Eastbourn, London, Hastings & Brighton I met with much kindness from all sorts of people who evediently make a duty of helping a soldier either by good & kind little attentions that do not have to be sought for only taking much pains to put him on his right road & do any such act as may help him get around quickly. A London Motor Buss Condoctor who I asked for information re busses at a very rush time of the day took me by the arm & pioleted me across a very dangerous street. Was glad of his help as I was a bit bewildered at the great rush & high speed of countless busses & Motar Cars.

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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