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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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H.M. FORCES ON ACTIVE SERVICE Reply to #3 Company Railroad Bat. Stationed at Purfleet July 21st 1917

Mr F. Tregellus Esq. Barkerville B.C.

Dear Fred

your verry welcome letter and interresting notes just received and immensley appreciated. Am sorry to see the Quartz Deal didn't go through. Well it is something to have brought the matter up before outside Capitalist and after the war, there is bound to be something doing. I am at the present stationed at Purfleet, have transfered over to the Railroaders and am in hopes to go over to France in a short time. After the 24th Reserve broke up, I were put to work farming, and for the last 3 months, I have been verry busy breaking up all spare ground around the camp in Seaford and planting it in Potatoes, Turnips, Cabage, Carrots and other truck, and managed to get about 4½ acres under cultivation for the 1st Reserve alone, which is going to help some. The other Battns have done lots of planting to and will all come in verry usefull

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 9 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from John Pettersen, 1917.

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