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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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We played mens part while at the Somme & did some very useful work among other things diging a ditch or trench out in advance of the front line for the infantry to advance out through for some certain purposes, which would most likely be censored out if I wrote it. Another night we deepened a hasty trench made by the infantry after an attack. Shells of all sorts were thrown at us, some times with very little results. Shell fire is considered the hardest to stand for as you cant return it. Our air men continue to boss the air & by that save us to a wonderful extent also on the other hand enabling our Guns to give Fritz ___& our higher officers to plan well. We owe a very great deal to our air service & dont forget we had our surpremecy before P. Billings began to talk. I have not seen any of our Cariboo boys for a long time but the other day I found out

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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