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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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to wear Gass helmets; once a lot of bear shells were fired at us & fell very close but only 3 exploded & they were to windward of us. I have seen some pieces of high E. shell that were the most horrible weapon you could think of things spear shaped 10 in long 2½ wide & with Jagged edges 1¼ inches more; fit to cut a man in two & then do the same thing to two more men. But I must stop, too long letters may be put in wast paper box by Censor as you know we can only write certain things so it is not possible to write a good continous letter.

With best regards to you all I am yours very 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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