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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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& killed 9 & wounded 11 others Fritz wounded prisners also he killed 18 R.A.M.C. men at the same time with another bomb the roof of the hut I was in was nearly burst in by some debris that fell on it from The hut that the Fritzs were in. This was done deliberatley & not by a mistake.

I was on or off the Menin Road near Gelncourn wood when hit. I am going on very well indeed & am trying to get sent out to a Con. Camp at Eastbourne. The Dr here is going to try & send me there but Epsom is the Con. Camp for wounded Canadians. The Dr in all these hospitals have told more as they did in Vancouver that I have wonderfull recovery powers. My treatment in all these hospitals has been the Very best nothing that can be done for the wounded is left undone. Skill & care & great kindness is lavished on you as soon as you get to the first C.C.S. The first aid posts I thought wanted a lot of improving but after you leave them The best is yours. Ladies of high degree did things for me with a skill

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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