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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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be a place open for me here if I couldnt stand the hardships over in France. I were on a volunteer Draft for the seccond rail road Battn. when they sent me over here. This place is all right - all beer and skittels. Outside of the staff there is nothing here but convalecents, and everything is over to build them up again. The grub is good and tasty - woman cooks and steam Cooking, and there is enough meat to satisfy a Canibal. I am [illegible] 172d men every day. here, back from France wounded. The Rocky Mountain Rangers are badly broken up. I should judge about 75% killed and wounded, and they were men that will be missed. Hoping this will find you and yours in the best of Health.

I remain yours sincerly

Sapper J. Petterson #6877 #3 Coy Canadian Railway Troops, Purfleet Essex England.

I remember now I told you before about transferring.

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

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