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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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in my thought that this country is well worth the fighting for. England a slave to the Hun is not to be thought of

The Con. Objector to service is fairly numerous but I expect [illegible] with will find a way to deal with him. Shoot 2 out of every first 25 in each town would be a good plan & I belive would save life as it would prove to the german that we are going to make all the young men help. The 67 are near Aldershot I hear. One of our men met C. Kepner in London J. Murphey is a full Cpl now. 24 of our men are found to be not properly sworn in & they all refuse to sear in again. (Our rotten treatment) I am not sure they are free men but our staff want them resworn so may be they can get out. Glad to hear H. Brierly got married I shall do the same If I can find a decent woman to take me if all is well when the war is over. I see my brothers with nice homes & wife & children & I want some of it. I thank you & the others for thier good wishes & send my Regard & Respects to Mrs Tregillus & to all & sundry of my Barkerville freinds. personaly to George Isiac. it has taken all my spare time while on leave but time was so short & so much was to be said when at home beside the travelling I did.

With Best wishes to You & Yours Yours Truly 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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