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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 home will get this just befor I get back gives me bad dreams. When we were down at the place where Murphey was killed I got a pass to go back & see some of the places we fought over & to have a look at the graves of some of my comrades who died there in those fights. I went back a few Kils. to a town that was under shell fire then I had no belt on & a Red. Cap (police) had me up & it cost me 5/- rather dirty to a man who had not been far back from the front (where dress does not matter) for so long to be yanked up on the street; as he is quietly walking along to find a Y.M.C.A. Canteen to buy a few Biscuits & a mug of poor tea & call it dinner, by a Red Cap who most likely never saw a shell burst near him. As you may know I was not either drunk or in any was disorderly

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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