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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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to be available for Thomas Atkins wife & children besides being taken off the producers list in Canada It is a rotten shame, you & I will have to pay for all this some day & many of these men owing to loose habits & booze have improved or enlarged the disablement, they had before they joined up & now claim it was done in there countrys service & I feel sure a lot will (owing to local pull) draw a pension which is entirely unearned if you could have seen & heard the last lot of unfits that left here I doubt if you would ever give another cent to the P. Fund. Rather you would give it direct to cases you know. If I dared I would write to Martin Burrell & tell him it should be stopped, this reenlisting men who have all ready had one European Trip at our expense. There are several men here in this camp (two I came over with) younger & more fit than I who have been here 18 months & never been to France

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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