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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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first day 31/7/17 & if it had not rained that evening at 5 pm the guns would have been up that night & another big pounding & push have been given to Fritz. But it was hard luck & the army had been hanging on since & Fritz has been expanding his forts & concrete machine gun places further back & he is useing without doubt a great deal more artillery than at any other time in the war. But we shall get him yet & if the people stay stiff & true to themselfs & country we shall get him good & hard & wind him up tight & I do certainly hope to be there at the finish

There is a lady Representing the Can. Red X comes to see me every week & gives me some cigs & months old papers but we like to see them if only to look them over & find nothing in them of interest. I have not heard of our Cariboo boys for some time though I wrote to two just before I got hit. But the Cams have had some scrapping at Lens so I fear we must expect some more casuality among them. I send my best respects to Mrs Tregillus & please remember to all friends who are interested in us

Kindest regards & best wishes to yourself I am yours very Truly Ernest Seeley

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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