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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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with the French go to thier assistance with lots of guns & some men I always have said that the Cossacks would some day cleane the Russian of the wont fight element & there are all ready reports that they are advancing against the Leninishes. They still kill off a few germans & when we can kill them off all the faster. Dont forget Fritz has not taken a British gun for over 29 months & has only temporaly taken a bit of ground from us. We do at the proper time go after a piece of ground & we get it & hold it. So do the French & soon I hope the Yanks will be doing the same. We must be slow as in these days of deadly engins of war. It might be victory won at too great a cost as the French victory last December.

I am pleased to hear that good old Pat has made a cache with you for when the boys come home. I suspect that others also have a bit laid away. But of course it will be too great & because of the boys who will not come home too solem a day for carrousing

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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