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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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Norway with in Ships and Sailors would be good help in selling the Submarins. They have got lots of both guns & Gunners. Well Fred, when is this war going to be over? There is all kinds of betting going on about it, have had lots of chances to win some easy money from the optimists, but it is a litle to ghastly sport for me. There is a big batle on just as I am writing this, and I hear there is lots of Canadians killed yesterday and today I am always dreading looking over the list of killed and wounded as several of my friends I have made since I joined the army have got theyr battens as Ringland used to say. I hope you will have suceses with your quarts. Something will have to turn up to keep the good old camp going and I think a boom in quarts would be the clear thing. Well Fred I will have to quit for the time. I wont bother about War news as you get that sooner and more of it than we get here, so whishing you all kinds of good luck and with my best whishes for your family

I ever am sincerly Yours,

John Petterson 687728-H-Coy 24th Reserve Battn. Seaford Sussex

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

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