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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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of men he has inspected on his travels through Canada. Well Fred I think we are bound for England on the beginning of next month we hear so many rumours. You will see in the papers when we have to go the 62nd and 47th are going to the Coast. but they say we are bound East wards Fred the sooner the better as I am dying to get at them tell little Alf I will bring him a Germens Helmet when I return. Fred the YMCA is a good place to write but they certainly keep bum pens. It is getting cold at night down hear. So good Luck to all in Barkerville hopping to hear from you soon again I will send a photo soon to show you how I look in the togs. I had never so many cloths in my life two pair of Boots. they are fine walking Boots. I am you Friend

Priv Geo Gilchrist No 43781 54th Batt Vernon BC

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 10 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from George Gilchrist, 1914 - 1917.

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