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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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given squad drill by a Cpl who did not even know the proper words of command. He gave several wrong orders & because the men got mixed up he started to Ball us out. I told him to give proper commands & that there was enough of who did know how, to give the others the lead. I might have got 7 days for that, as if the Cpl had been much more of a fool he would have put me on the mat. How ever we must put up with a lot & I never found life in France near so bad as life in Camp in Blighty. Have been wondering for some time if a draft of conscripts has yet been called up in Canada. Saw a lot in the papers some time ago about possible trouble in Vancouver & Quebec & Saw a date named for the first calling up. Then all mention of it stopped as far as I know. Walter Adams once Butcher for S.R had a P.B job at Seaford I want to write to Minisci to night, so wishing you some of your well earned success in you & partner efforts to get things going & sending my respects to Mrs Tregillus. If you see or write to Billy Mac remember me to him.

I am your very truly Ernest Seeley 489697

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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