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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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At times this game of war is terribly nerve racking & you get filled with a blind & terrible rage against the men & nation who so delibeeratley forced this war on to the world. At those times you feel as if Kaiser Bill & people had you in mind in particular. This happens when you are having big shells thrown at you & can do nothing in return or when you see as I did today 50 or 60 men writhing in pain with gass poisining & know that it was those people who started & enjoyed the use of gass at first. We beat them at gass today as almost every other thing but dirty tricks. Still for all that Fritz is a good fighter & usually does put up a hard fight. Still we need not forget that even when he had a lot the best of it he could not drive us back as we drive him to day.

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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