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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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1 Fried Egg 2 slice Bread 1 cup of tea 1/9 and it took them 1 hour to cook it: 1 Glass of Whisky the same as would get from Bill Mc. 8d 16 cents. 1 packet Ciggs (Players Navy) 5d 10c the same in Barkerville. the Saloons are only opened in England at night. 6PM till 9PM and Everything in Darkness. there are 25,000 Canadian Soldiers here. The Grub on the Saxonia was hell. they damn near starved us and what we did get they gave it to us like hogs. they had three stores for selling stuff. Eatables on Board. So a Bunch of the 54th got together and Raided them and Broke into a Hatch and got lots to Eat. They have the 54th Batt Charged up with 6000 Dollars we certainly played Hell. Fred the men were starving and had to do something our own Officers would not stop us. so you will guess how bad it was. We are getting the Best of Grub in the Camp. it will be Cmas by

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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