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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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also C.W.G. must know that Cariboo have often been killed off much more recklessly & very little of the meat brought in. I think it shows narly spite & not zeal on his part. Also it was very dirty to pretend frendship to P.H. & J.B. & then write such a letter. Guess he is not much of a real man & should be glad to hear that he had been got rid of. I made an effort to get away on a draft to German East Africa but was turned down as too old. It was not my draft but I heard they were short some men so I tried for it two weeks ago; I got back 1130 p.m. last night. There were 160 of us returned & today one other & my self, (both returned men & the only ones) were sent to the M.O. to see if were fit to join a draft to Italy. I think we were both marked fit. If so, we go soon. It will be a plesant trip across France by rail & new places to see when we get there. But I guess it means much hard work at the other end more work & less shells than in France I expect I would rather go to France is some ways but shall be glad to get into real active service at once. Please keep the shirt etc till I return they ought to have been there in March as they shipped them in Feb. I sent for them soon after I back to B.C. also please keep the reg. Package till I return or till after the war is over & If I am napoo send that reg pkg to Eastbourne.

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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