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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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simply ommited to realize that I was for once far enough back to be caught by a army order that is considered dead in the danger gone. To a man who had lived a free life in the Mountains it is hard to take the petty overbearing way of some of these Military Police, one days pay was the least I could get so I have no kick on that score, but we do see too many Red Caps about. Where we are now there is quite a lot of mosquitoes around & they have a nasty poisionus sting always raise a lump I suppose be cause the ground is so septic. Crops here are good much better than in the part we left & the ground is cropped up very close to the firing line many the good patch of Potatoes get blown out or burried deep under dirt thrown out of a hole & ft deep & 20 across & the same with oats or wheat only the spoilt patch in grain is bigger as it is a heavy rank crop & easily lodged

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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