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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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was certain at the time it was a 8 lb not a 6 lb or 10 lb hamer.

That blow hurt me inside some how I bled a lot for the first few hours & some for several days through the blader. It was supposed that the piece of shell had gone into the kidney but two xray photos did not show any there. I think my self that the heavy blow burst my kidney a bit. I was in great pain for about 9 days as my bowels also were kinked up & the back of my hip bones being so sore & back bone too tender to lay on & could not lay on my stomach as it was swolen to a great size. However I was never opperated on though put on a table twice & half eithered one of those times. I finialy got fit to send down the line to Rouen & was kept there a few more days to see how I shaped then I was put on the boat at Rouen & sent to Manchester via Southhampton. Our hospital ship was painted grey & armed also a distroyer escort & we waited for darkness to cross. While I was in the first Casualty Clearing Station Fritz droped bombs on it

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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