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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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If the big 4 day very heavy rain had not come on the 1st of August Just as we had started our big offensive on July 31st I belive it would have been the most succesfull & bigest offensive we ever had. It would, I & most all the men in the big push think have about shaken Fritz our of Flanders from Epres to the Holland Boundary. Every thing was there in great quanties & well prepared & laid out in order of being wanted next supplies of all sorts & shells galore of all sizes a wonderfull lot of them of large size. Then the rain & lord how it did rain for 5 nights & 4 days & even then it did not stop altogether. No one could describe the condition the shell ploughed zone got into it was simply impossible to move up guns & shells over it & without them it is not possible to go ahead. Our staff did well & our men every thing they were expected to do the

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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