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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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woods that we are in and big things being pulled off all the time as I suppose you have seen by the papers but what ever the papers say in Canada they do not exaggerate any for we are winning and are licking Fritz. Of all that Kitchener new army are second to none in this country and are making there marks more noted every chance they get every one is in the best of spirits and think from the way things look this spring that we will have Fritz ready to quit this summer he is sure paying a heavy toll now and he won't have any rest this year Jack Ellis got killed about a month or so ago he was wounded in a sap in no mans land with machine gun bullet & before he was able to get back he got gassed Scotty Gilchrist and some others went out & got him the next day Scotty is all right yet. I saw him & Tom Brierly & Mickey Mercer last night

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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