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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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Strangers to England or Scotland often return to France after leave & say that the people of England do not know that a war is on. That is one of the most foolish & untrue things ever said. But it is true to say that by eyesight alone you could not tell that England is at war. But the war & the men in France are never out of the minds of 99 9/10/100 of the people. Of course there are a few, perhaps more than a few of shirkers but in the main all G. Britain is at war. Every one is so kind, Londoners proper are never tired of trying to help a soldier; they do wait to be asked but if they think you are in need of direction they will cross & street & ask if they can be of use. This means Merchant princes Rich or poor. Dames Plain or pretty girls Working men & school children

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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