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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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J. McK was B.P nearly all the time he was in France. I was only out of the shell gone for a month last spring & got so tired of being a B.P. that I tried hard 3 times to get into the infantry but could not make it & now I am fighting hard (& expect to win) to be sent back to France. All my mates from France say stay here or go home you have done enough & being old can go back. I know I can go back but this war is not yet done & I want to be in France till it is well won. I dont want for a minute to pose as a hero but a lot of men are weakening & I am not a bit fed up. It is not the English or Scotch that are getting cold feet & it is because I want you to give our race credit that I tell you these things & there is a strang fatality about the lot of men who go back after being wounded & then get thier Napoo I dont expect a Napoo I belive I shall come back alive but have a constant thought of a lost leg. If I can get past the M.O. here for 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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