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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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If people in Canada knew how much we look forward to a letter from home they would write oftener. It is a fine thing & does one good when we get back from (as on the Somme) a hell of shell fire after a 14 mile walk & shelled going & coming 8 miles of that & then for 4 or 5 hours while there at work with perhaps several good friends killed on that trip when night after night of 3 weeks you do that; each night we can enjoy a letter from any one if we could get it. Letters from home can help to win this war. What are the others in Barkerville doing. Grain writes to V. Minescia regular I know. C and Harper Nicol. Ford. Pat C. or Billey Mac write. Barkerville I note is still as generous as ever with money

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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