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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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the time, and as for myself I am getting along as good as can be expected for the kind of a country I am in it has been h_ll. here latley the weather has been so wet that it something fierce in the trenches and the country is so cut up with shell holes that it makes mud so easy one has no idea what artillery can do till he sees the havoc wrought by it any of the towns or villages in the war gone are totally obliterated not a trace of some of them can be seen and there is a shell hole every place there is room for one It has been a pretty warm spot for a while here and we are making the very best of headway Fritz hasnt won anything since July first and his loosses has been very great both in territory and men we are taking prisoners back to the rear every day & might

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 6 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from John Benjamin Westover, 1916 - 1917.

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