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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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But from what I know now If I had a million $ I would not give 1$ to the fund you raised that last (perhaps how the last but one as you said the next was for the Can. Red X.) big sum for There are a hell of a lot of old n.g.s to old to be send to the front (many of them 15 years younger than I am ) also a like number of cold feet young men loafing in England, Canada & Behind the lines in France who are drawing on that fund. In most cases it amounts up to much more than was earned by them in private life. Curb your generositiy, it will be tested again when we come home Many of us will be in need of a lift then (not myself I hope) & you may then know that a fighting man is getting it. Right in this Batt are a number of men who have never been near

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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